The Persian minor provides a core curriculum in language study, supplemented by coursework in related areas, which students can choose. Students completing the Persian minor are required to take 4 semesters of Persian language courses and one elective, for a total of 17 credits. To declare a Persian minor, students must visit Student Records in 140 Thackeray Hall and submit an Academic Plan Change Form, available in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences Student Toolkit.
Core Courses (14 credits)
These courses comprise four semesters of language study:
- PERS 0101 - Persian 1 (4 credits)
- PERS 0102 - Persian 2 (4 credits)
- PERS 0103 - Persian 3 (3 credits)
- PERS 0104 - Persian 4 (3 credits)
1 Elective Course (3 credits)
Below are a list of courses that can be taken as an elective to fulfill the Persian minor. Other courses may be considered, but require approval by the LCTL Center.
- PERS 0105 - Persian 5
- PERS 0106 - Persian 6
- PERS 0107 - Persian 7
- PERS 0108 - Persian 8
- PERS 1909 - Special Topics in Persian
- LING 1263 - Cross Cultural Communication
- LING 1951 - Languages of the World
- HIST 0752 - Empires of the Steppe
- RELGST 0455/HIST 0756 - Introduction to Islamic Civilization
For more information about the scope of the Persian Program at Pitt, see our Persian Language Page.