Persian Language Courses

Persian Language and Literature at UCSB offer two sets of Persian language courses. Students can also obtain a minor in Iranian studies by taking Persian language courses.

  1. Regular Persian language courses (RGST 57 & 157): Three years of Persian language classes for those students with no background in Persian language- starting from scratch.
    • Elementary Persian I-III (RGST 57 A-C)
    • Intermediate Persian I-III (RGST 57 D-F)
    • Advanced Persian I-III (RGST 157 A-C)
  2. Intensive Persian language courses (RGST 58 & 158): Two years of intensive Persian language classes for those students with some background in the Persian language (e.g. heritage students). These courses are designed for students who can understand and speak the language to some extent but they cannot read or write.
    • Intensive Elementary Persian I-II (RGST 58 A-B)
    • Intensive Intermediate Persian I-II (RGST 58 C-D)
    • Intensive Advanced Persian I-II (RGST 158 E-F)

Persian Content Courses:

  • Contemporary Persian literature (RGST 157CP)
  • Classic Persian Literature (RGST 157PP)
  • Persian Cinema (RGST 157G)
  • Persian Media (RGST 157I)
  • Persian Translation (RGST 157J)

General Education Courses:

  • Area B (Language): RGST 58B & 58C
  • Area F (Art): RGST 157G
  • Area G (Literature): RGST 157CP, 157PP
  • Ethnicity requirement: RGST 157I
  • World Culture requirement: RGST 157G, 157CP, 157PP
  • Writing requirement: RGST 158E, 158F, 157G

Persian Independent Study:

  • Persian Language Independent Study (99PL)
  • Persian Language Independent Study (199PL)

View the full Religious Studies Course Catalog.