Persian Studies, Minor
Touraj Daryaee, Director
400 Murray Krieger Hall
The interdisciplinary minor in Persian Studies offers undergraduate students an opportunity to study the Iranian and the Persianate world through the study of language, literature, history, and culture. Students who complete the minor will acquire command of the Persian language and have a grasp of the history, literature, art and architecture, cinema, and/or music of the Iranian and the Persianate world. With a minor in Persian Studies, students will learn how to study Persian literary and historical texts and selected cultural art forms as well as the history of Iran, Afghanistan, Tajikestan, and beyond. The minor may be taken in tandem with any major.
Requirements for the minor are met by taking eight courses (32 units) beyond PERSIAN 2C (of which no more than four may be lower-division, excluding first and second year Persian language courses) as specified below. No more than four courses may be taken in any one single discipline.
|A. Complete the following:|
|PERSIAN 2C||Intermediate Persian (or equivalent proficiency)|
|PERSIAN 50||Persian Culture|
|B. Complete the following:|
|C. Select four courses chosen from an approved list. 1|
Consult the Persian Studies minor website for a list of approved courses. With the approval of the Director, other relevant courses also may satisfy the requirements for the minor.
Residence requirement for the minor: Four upper-division courses required for the minor must be completed successfully at UCI.