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.
Spring 2014 Courses PERS 111: Intensive Beginning Modern Language MWF 11:30-1:20 Sakam B414 CRN 89285 PERS 102: Beginning Modern Persian II MTWF 3:30-420 Moore 206 CRN 89284 IP 365: Persian Literature In Translation MWF 2:30-3:20 Moore 206 CRN 88902
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 …