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Minor Concentration Persian Language (18 credits)

Offered by: Islamic Studies     Degree: Bachelor of Arts

Program Requirements

The Minor Concentration in Persian Language provides students with comprehensive training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Persian.

For information about instructors and course descriptions, visit the program’s website at http://www.mcgill.ca/mes/.

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration in World Islamic and Middle East Studies.

Complementary Courses

Revision, May 2021. Start of revision.

18 credits of Persian language (3 levels) from the list below.

  • ISLA 241D1 Introductory Persian (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Introduction to the Persian language, beginning with pronouncing, reading and writing the Persian script, and moving to vocabulary and grammatical structures needed to communicate in simple dialogues, read simple texts, and write simple paragraphs.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Shabani-Jadidi, Pouneh (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: Placement test or permission of the instructor

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken ISLA 541 D1/D2.

    • Students must register for both ISLA 241D1 and ISLA 241D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 241D1 and ISLA 241D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

  • ISLA 241D2 Introductory Persian (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : See ISLA 241D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Shabani-Jadidi, Pouneh (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 241D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 241D1 and ISLA 241D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

  • ISLA 342D1 Lower Intermediate Persian (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Speech, comprehension, and reading and writing of more complex grammatical structures, embedded within a variety of short authentic Persian texts.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Shabani-Jadidi, Pouneh (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 241D1/D2 or ISLA 541 D1/D2, placement test, or permission of the instructor.

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken ISLA 542D1/D2.

    • Students must register for both ISLA 342D1 and ISLA 342D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 342D1 and ISLA 342D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

    • Students are expected to have knowledge of basic Persian grammar and vocabulary.

  • ISLA 342D2 Lower Intermediate Persian (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : See ISLA 342D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Shabani-Jadidi, Pouneh (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 342D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 342D1 and ISLA 342D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • ISLA 443D1 Upper Intermediate Persian (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Introduction to authentic texts about Persian culture, history, geography, politics, arts, and other topics relevant to Iran, as well as canonical poems of various modern and classical poets, and selected Persian proverbs and their meanings and connotations.

    Terms: Fall 2021

    Instructors: Shabani-Jadidi, Pouneh (Fall)

    • Fall

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 342 D1/D2 or ISLA 542 D1/D2, placement test, or permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ISLA 543 and ISLA 544.

    • Note: Language of instruction is Persian.

    • Students must register for both ISLA 443D1 and ISLA 443D2

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 443D1 and ISLA 443D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • ISLA 443D2 Upper Intermediate Persian (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : See ISLA 443D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Shabani-Jadidi, Pouneh (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 443 D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 443D1 and ISLA 443D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms

  • ISLA 544 Upper Intermediate Persian 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : This course addresses a variety of text genres, including but not limited to newspapers, classical literature prose, and modern literature prose. In addition, there are in-class translation workshops once a week, where an unseen text is translated from English to Persian or Persian to English.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 543 or ISLA 642, Placement Test, or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ISLA 643 or ISLA 643D1/2.

    • Note: Language of instruction is Persian.

  • ISLA 545 Advanced Persian 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Advanced level of Persian language study.

    Terms: Winter 2022

    Instructors: Keshavmurthy, Prashant (Winter)

    • Winter

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 544 or ISLA 643, Placement Test, or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ISLA 644 or ISLA 644D1/2.

    • Note: Language of instruction is Persian.

  • ISLA 546 Advanced Persian 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Advanced level of Persian language study.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2021-2022 academic year.

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 545 or ISLA 644, Placement Test, or permission of instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ISLA 644D1/2 or ISLA 645.

    • Note: Language of instruction is Persian.

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