Four Reasons to Study Persian!
1Persian is the official and national language of Iran, and standard Modern Persian is spoken in Tehran, the capital of Iran. The Persian language belongs to the West Iranian language group, a subgrouping of Indo-Iranian languages, which are part of the Indo-European language family. The two dialects of Persian are Tajiki and Dari, which are spoken in Tajikistan and Afghanistan, respectively.
2Persian is the language of one of the world’s most prolific cultures and powerful empires. With more than 2500 years of civilization and literature, Persian culture is renowned for its contributions to literature, the visual arts, world history, film, and the sciences.
3Persian literature includes thousands of classical and modern literary works. The literature is rich in prose and, particularly, in poetry. Ferdowsi, Rumi, Saadi and Hafez are among the most prominent classical poets and Sohrab Sepehri and Nima Youshij among the most modern ones.
4Persian art is a combination of exquisite ancient art and modern art including architecture, intricate tile works, finely woven carpets, painting, pottery, calligraphy, music, and cinema.
Persian Language, Linguistics, and Culture Program Fall 2014 Classes at UH Manoa PERS 101: Beginning Modern Persian I MTWF 3:30-4:20PM BUSAD D301 CRN 79492 or 1248 (Outreach) PERS 201: Intermediate Modern Persian I MTWF 2:30-3:20PM BUSAD D301 CRN 79493 or 1249 (Outreach) IP 261: Introduction to Persian Art, Culture, History, and Literature W …
I. Roshan Institute Fellowships in Persian Linguistics, Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics This Fellowship program supports qualified Ph.D. students studying Persian linguistics, language acquisition and applied linguistics at the College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Two fellowship awards are available for 2014-2015 and are made possible through a grant from Roshan Cultural Heritage …