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Persian Studies

Changes to the requirements for fulfilling the Persian Studies Minor will go into effect at the start of the 2019/2020 Academic Year. Students who entered OSU prior to the Autumn 2019 semester can choose to fulfill either the old "Persian Minor" requirements or the new program requirements, in consultation with the NESA Academic Advisor. Students who enroll during or after the Autumn 2019 semester will be required to fulfill the new program requirements. 

The previous major and minor program requirements can be seen here: https://nesa.osu.edu/persian-old-program-requirements

Students with questions about any of NESA's undergraduate programs should contact the departmental undergraduate advisor Tommy Beyl at beyl.1@osu.edu or call (614) 292-8485 to make an appointment.


Persian Studies

[official College of Arts & Sciences requirements articulation also available as PDF]

A) Prerequisites (12 credits)
Language coursework - 3 courses/12 units - all 3 of following 3

          Persian 1101 Elementary Persian I (4)
          Persian 1102 Elementary Persian II (4)
          Persian 1103 Intermediate Persian I (4)

B) Language Requirement (4 credits)
Required Language coursework - 1 course/4 units

          Persian 2104 Intermediate Persian II (4)

C) Literature or Culture in Translation Requirement (3 credit hours) 
Required Literature and Culture coursework - 1 course/3 units - choose 1 of following courses:

         Persian 2241 Persian Culture (3)
         Persian 2301 Persian Mythology and Folklore in Translation (3)
         Persian 2701 Persian Literature in Translation (3)
         Persian 3704 Introduction to Persian Epic in Translation (3)

D) Minor Elective Requirement (6-8 credit hours) 
Elective coursework - 2 courses/6-8 units - choose 2 of following courses (one course must be upper division):

          Persian 2105 Intermediate Persian III (4)
          Persian 3101 Advanced Persian (4)
          Persian 2241 Persian Culture (3)
          Persian 2301 Persian Mythology and Folklore (3)
          Persian 2701 Persian Literature in Translation (3)           
          Persian 3350 Iranian Society Today: Internal Conflicts and Social Movements (3)
          Persian 3704 Introduction to Persian Epic in Translation (3)

Only one course from the list below may be used as a minor elective:
         NELC 2241 Middle East Close Up (3) 
         NELC 2244 Films of the Middle East (3) 
         NELC 3204 The Middle East in the Media (3)
         ISLAM 3205 Women in the Muslim Middle East (3)
         ISLAM 3501 Introduction to Islam (3)
         NELC 3502 Islamic Civilization Through the Ages (3)
         ISLAM 3702 Literatures and Cultures of the Islamic World (3)
         NELC 3704 The Novel in the Middle East (3)
         NELC/INTSTDS 5645 Contemporary Issues in the Middle East (3)
         History 3365 History of Afghanistan (3)


Total: 13-15 credits

Transfer credit hours allowed. No more than one half of the credit hours required on the minor.