Introduction to Persian I teaches you the Persian alphabet along with its phonology, morphology, and basic syntax. You will learn basic reading and writing skills and how to translate simple sentences. References to Persian history and culture will accentuate understanding of the language. Students with any prior knowledge or experience in Persian beyond the level of this course may not register in this course. Students who have taken LANG 118 with this topic may not take this course for further credit.
The chief aim of PERS 168 is to increase student efficiency in the reading of simple texts, in writing, and in building conversation skills. It develops a vocabulary of standard Persian in preparation for advanced reading and comprehension of both literary texts and colloquial Persian. This is accomplished by learning such skills as scanning, skimming, taking notes, and interpreting authentic texts. Persian grammar and vocabulary are major emphases of this course.
Intermediate Persian I
Persian 200 is a practical language course that supports Persian language learners at pre-intermediate and high elementary levels to upgrade their knowledge of Persian language to lower intermediate and intermediate levels. The focus of the course will be on standard and academic Persian, though colloquial Persian will be introduced. Students at this level are expected to know grammatical aspects and language structure introduced in PERS 118 and PERS 168. Though the primary focus of the course is on reading and writing skills, there is some emphasis on speaking and listening skills. An additional focus is on cultural learning. By the end of this course, students will be able to read and write in Farsi at an intermediate level.
Intermediate Persian II
Persian 201 is a continuation of PERS 200. Students at this level are expected to know the Persian language proficiency (grammatical aspects and language structure, vocabulary, language proficiency skills, etc) introduced in PERS 118, 168, 200). The course will continue to help learners with mastering the Persian language in order to manage their communication needs once they are in a Persian speaking community or environment.
Introductory Arabic I
ARAB 134-4 is a first term language course that will develp basic oral and written skills. Students will learn to pronouce and distinguish among Arabic sounds, write the Arabic Alphabet, to converse at a basic level and to begin to express themselves using elementary Arabic vocabulary mostly related to everyday life.
Note that this course is an Introductory Arabic language course, students with a competence in the language beyond the level of this course will be require to withdraw.
Introduction to Classical Arabic II
ARAB 148-3 is the continuation of ARAB 134. Students will continue to develop basic oral and written skills. They will also learn to converse at an elementary level and begin to express themselves using Arabic vocabulary and verbs mostly related to everyday life.
Introduction to Punjabi I
Students will learn to read and write Punjabi at a basic level. They will also learn basic vocabulary that will allow them to ask questions that would be helpful to everyday situations. This course will explore and offer an understanding of Punjabi culture as well.