Bachelors in Persian
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Students are taught both classical and modern Persian, and read both recent texts and classical literature. The learning of the language is a central component of the entire program. In addition, students take courses on geography and ethnology, Islam and the history of Iran and Afghanistan, and modern society. Leiden University boasts some beautiful collections in the field of Persian culture, as well as an extensive documentation centre on modern Iran. These features attract many foreign researchers, but students are free to make use of them for their research, for writing papers and their BA thesis.
Degree requirement for this program is:
- Minimum qualification for admission is BA 2nd division
This course has the following learning outcomes: to write texts in Farsi in the appropriate genre, with correct grammatical structures and thematic vocabulary relevant to the level of the student; read, comprehend and infer authors’ meanings in newspapers, magazines, literary and critical texts written in Farsi; engage with authentic media such as Persian news, movies or music by analyzing and evaluating their content; communicate verbally in a variety of settings with proficient Farsi speakers and to identify and differentiate aspects and issues of the cultures and societies associated with the Farsi language.