FARS 1001: Beginning Farsi (3)

Lecture: 3, Lab: 0, Other: 0

This is an introductory course for students with no previous knowledge of the Persian/Farsi Language. This course will cover foundational concepts of Persian, including the alphabet, diacritical marking, symbols, and rules of correct recitation. Emphasis is on speaking and understanding, with some attention to reading and writing. The mastery of basic skills will be achieved through intensive aural-oral exercises and practice. Students are required to study a textbook and listen to audio files prior to meeting in groups with an assigned native-speaking tutor for intensive throughout the semester. Class time is dedicated primarily to interactive exercises. Language skills will also be developed through language laboratory assignments. Secondary emphasis is placed on providing information that will enhance the students' knowledge of the Persian culture.