• 1A. Elementary Persian

    Units: 5

    Lecture, six hours. Course 1A is enforced requisite to 1B, which is enforced requisite to 1C. Not open to students with prior knowledge of Persian. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 1B. Elementary Persian

    Units: 5

    Lecture, six hours. Enforced requisite: course 1A. Not open to students with prior knowledge of Persian. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 1C. Elementary Persian

    Units: 5

    Lecture, six hours. Enforced requisite: course 1B. Not open to students with prior knowledge of Persian. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 8. Elementary Persian: Intensive

    Units: 15

    Lecture, 10 hours; discussion, 10 hours. Not open to students who have learned, from whatever source, enough Persian to qualify for more advanced courses. Intensive course equivalent to courses 1A, 1B, and 1C. Introduction to fundamentals of Persian, including pronunciation, grammar, and Persian script, with emphasis on all four basic language skills -- speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. Offered in summer only. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 19. Fiat Lux Freshman Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, one hour. Discussion of and critical thinking about topics of current intellectual importance, taught by faculty members in their areas of expertise and illuminating many paths of discovery at UCLA. P/NP grading.

  • 20A. Accelerated Elementary Persian

    Units: 6

    Lecture, four hours; discussion two hours; laboratory, 30 minutes per day. Preparation: some knowledge of spoken Persian. Course 20A is enforced requisite to 20B, which is enforced requisite to 20C. Intensive and thorough study of fundamental structure of Persian grammar; reading from a wide range of classical and modern poetry and prose compositions. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 20B. Accelerated Elementary Persian

    Units: 6

    Lecture, four hours; discussion two hours; laboratory, 30 minutes per day. Preparation: some knowledge of spoken Persian. Enforced requisite: course 20A. Intensive and thorough study of fundamental structure of Persian grammar; reading from a wide range of classical and modern poetry and prose compositions. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 20C. Accelerated Elementary Persian

    Units: 6

    Lecture, four hours; discussion two hours; laboratory, 30 minutes per day. Preparation: some knowledge of spoken Persian. Enforced requisite: course 20B. Intensive and thorough study of fundamental structure of Persian grammar; reading from a wide range of classical and modern poetry and prose compositions. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 89. Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 89HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to lower division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 99. Student Research Program

    Units: 1 to 2

    Tutorial (supervised research or other scholarly work), three hours per week per unit. Entry-level research for lower division students under guidance of faculty mentor. Students must be in good academic standing and enrolled in minimum of 12 units (excluding this course). Individual contract required; consult Undergraduate Research Center. May be repeated. P/NP grading.

  • 102A. Intermediate Persian

    Units: 5

    Lecture, six hours. Requisite: course 1C or 20C. Course 102A is requisite to 102B, which is requisite to 102C. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 102B. Intermediate Persian

    Units: 5

    Lecture, six hours. Requisite: course 102A. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 102C. Intermediate Persian

    Units: 5

    Lecture, six hours. Requisite: course 102B. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 103A. Advanced Persian: Introduction to Classical Persian Poetry

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 102C. Students who do exceptionally well in course 20C may be permitted to enroll with consent of instructor. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 103B. Advanced Persian: Introduction to Classical Persian Prose

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 102C. Students who do exceptionally well in course 20C may be permitted to enroll with consent of instructor. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 103C. Advanced Persian: Introduction to Contemporary Persian Poetry and Prose

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 102C. Students who do exceptionally well in course 20C may be permitted to enroll with consent of instructor. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 104. Philosophical Texts

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Readings in English. Introduction to wide selection of philosophical texts in translation. Identification of major philosophical themes in ontology, epistemology, psychology, and cosmology through texts, with study in detail. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M105A. Baha'i Faith in Iran: Historical and Sociological Survey

    Units: 4

    (Same as Religion M105A.) Lecture, three hours. Readings in English. Rise and development of Babi and Baha'i religions in context of 19th century Iran. Focus on personalities of Bab, Baha'u'llah, and 'Abdu'l-baha. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M105B. Baha'i Faith in Iran: Survey of Baha'i Scriptures and Thought

    Units: 4

    (Same as Religion M105B.) Lecture, three hours. Readings in English. Analysis of major writings by Bab, Baha'u'llah, and 'Abdu'l-Baha. Emphasis on mystical and social principles. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M105C. Baha'i Faith in Iran: 20th Century Iran and the Baha'is

    Units: 4

    (Same as Religion M105C.) Lecture, three hours. Readings in English. Focus on history of 20th-century Iran beginning with constitutional revolution, development and persecution of Baha'i community, and latter's relation to reform movements in Iran. May be taken independently for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M110A. Iranian Civilization: History of Achaemenid Empire

    Units: 4

    (Same as Ancient Near East M110A and History M110A.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). From end of Elam and rise of Medes to Macedonian conquest of Achaemenid Persia. Emphasis on political history, state structure, empire's religions, and Greco-Persian interactions. Further accents on Cyrus' empire and Darius' world order, age of Persian Wars, Cyrus the Younger, Achaemenid Egypt, Alexander's conquest. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M110B. Iranian Civilization: History of Arsacid (Parthian) Empire

    Units: 4

    (Same as Ancient Near East M110B and History M110B.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). From Hellenistic rule in Persia to Sasanian conquest. Emphasis on political history, state structure, empire's religions, interactions with Hellenistic and Roman worlds. Further accent on Parthian conquest of Iran and Mesopotamia, Seleucid demise and Arsacid hegemony in East, Arsacid-Roman wars, rise of Sasanians. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M110C. Iranian Civilization: History of Early Sasanian Empire -- From Ardashir I to Rise of Peroz (circa 224-459 C.E.)

    Units: 4

    (Same as Ancient Near East M110C and History M110C.) Lecture, three hours; discussion, one hour (when scheduled). From fall of Arsacids to Muslim conquest of Iran. Emphasis on political and economic history, evolution of state structure, empire's religious landscape (Mazdism, Manicheism, Exilarchate, Church of Persia, Mazdakism), Persian and Roman/Byzantine interactions, Persia and East. Further accent on Persian-Roman conflicts and cooperation, Persia and Huns. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M115A. Elementary Azeri

    Units: 4

    (Same as Turkic Languages M115A.) Lecture, five hours. Knowledge of Russian, Turkish, and Iranian helpful. Grammatical competence at elementary level; knowledge of basic facts of Azeri grammar; reading competence with help of dictionary; ability to write simple compositions; basic conversational skill. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M115B. Elementary Azeri

    Units: 4

    (Same as Turkic Languages M115B.) Lecture, five hours. Knowledge of Russian, Turkish, and Iranian helpful. Grammatical competence at elementary level; knowledge of basic facts of Azeri grammar; reading competence with help of dictionary; ability to write simple compositions; basic conversational skill. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M115C. Elementary Azeri

    Units: 4

    (Same as Turkic Languages M115C.) Lecture, five hours. Knowledge of Russian, Turkish, and Iranian helpful. Grammatical competence at elementary level; knowledge of basic facts of Azeri grammar; reading competence with help of dictionary; ability to write simple compositions; basic conversational skill. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 120. Comparative Study of Six Major Persian Poets

    Units: 4

    Lecture, two hours; discussion, one hour. Preparation: knowledge of Persian. Lectures in Persian, readings in English and Persian. Comparative study of six major Persian poets from 10th to 14th century who shaped sense of Persian identity and delineated chief distinguishing characteristics of Persian thought and culture. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 130. Intellectual History of Jews of Persia

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Readings in English. Introduction to intellectual history of Jews in Persia by highlighting select areas of Judeo-Persian studies and focusing on various authors and their work. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 131. Introduction to Judeo-Persian: Literature and Culture

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Preparation: knowledge of Persian equivalent to course 102C. Introduction to history of Judeo-Persian literature and culture to prepare students to read Judeo-Persian texts. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 132. Intermediate Judeo-Persian Literature and Culture

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Enforced requisites: courses 102C, 131. Literary study of Judeo-Persian literature, as segment of Iranian classical literature. Judeo-Persian literary genres, in forms of prose and verse, compared with their parallel genres in context of Iranian literature. Textual study of Judeo-Persian manuscripts, both print and cursive, and their variations depending on time period or locality. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 140. Persian Belles Lettres (Adabiyyat)

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 102C. Study of major Persian poets and prose writers: prose -- Sohravardi, Hamadâni, Nasafi, Irâqi, and others; poetry -- Hâfez, Sa'di, Rûmi, Bahâr, Dehkhoda, and others. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 141. Persian Analytical Prose

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 102C. Study of selected analytical and expository prose texts, with emphasis on philosophy, sciences, literary criticism, and history. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 142. Persian Popular Ethics

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 102C. Study of major Persian works on popular ethics that have helped shape normative social, cultural, and political values in Iranian civilization. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 150A. Survey of Persian Literature in English

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Knowledge of Persian not required. May be taken independently for credit.

  • 150B. Survey of Persian Literature in English

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Knowledge of Persian not required. May be taken independently for credit.

  • 161A. Elementary Middle Iranian

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Preparation: knowledge of Persian desirable. Course 161A is requisite to 161B, which is requisite to 161C. Studies in grammars and texts of Middle Iranian languages (e.g., Middle Persian, Parthian, Sogdian, Khotanese, Bactrian). May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 161B. Elementary Middle Iranian

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 161A. Studies in grammars and texts of Middle Iranian languages (e.g., Middle Persian, Parthian, Sogdian, Khotanese, Bactrian). May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 161C. Elementary Middle Iranian

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 161B. Studies in grammars and texts of Middle Iranian languages (e.g., Middle Persian, Parthian, Sogdian, Khotanese, Bactrian). May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. P/NP or letter grading.

  • CM163. Archaeology of Iran

    Units: 4

    (Same as Ancient Near East CM163.) Lecture, three hours. Designed to introduce students to Iranian archaeology from prehistoric through Achaemenid times. Concurrently scheduled with course CM259. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 169. Civilization of Pre-Islamic Iran

    Units: 4

    Survey of Iranian culture from the beginning through Sasanian period.

  • 170. Religion in Ancient Iran

    Units: 4

    History of religion in Iran from the beginning to the Mohammedan conquest; Indo-Iranian background, Zoroastrianism, Manichaeism, Mazdakism.

  • 187. Variable Topics in Iranian Studies

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Variable topics; consult "Schedule of Classes" for topics to be offered in specific term. May be repeated for credit. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 188FL. Special Studies: Readings in Iranian

    Units: 2

    Seminar, two hours. Requisite: course 102C. Students must be concurrently enrolled in affiliated main course. Primary readings and advanced training in Iranian. Additional work in Iranian to enrich and augment work assigned in main course, including reading, writing, and other exercises in Iranian. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 189. Advanced Honors Seminars

    Units: 1

    Seminar, three hours. Limited to 20 students. Designed as adjunct to undergraduate lecture course. Exploration of topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities and led by lecture course instructor. May be applied toward honors credit for eligible students. Honors content noted on transcript. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 189HC. Honors Contracts

    Units: 1

    Tutorial, three hours. Limited to students in College Honors Program. Designed as adjunct to upper division lecture course. Individual study with lecture course instructor to explore topics in greater depth through supplemental readings, papers, or other activities. May be repeated for maximum of 4 units. Individual honors contract required. Honors content noted on transcript. Letter grading.

  • 197. Individual Studies in Iranian

    Units: 2 to 4

    Tutorial, one hour. Limited to juniors/seniors. Individual intensive study, with scheduled meetings to be arranged between faculty member and student. Assigned reading and tangible evidence of mastery of subject matter required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • 199. Directed Research or Senior Project in Iranian

    Units: 2 to 4

    Tutorial, one hour. Limited to juniors/seniors. Supervised individual research or investigation under guidance of faculty mentor. Culminating paper or project required. May be repeated for credit. Individual contract required. P/NP or letter grading.

  • M210. Topics in Ancient Iranian History

    Units: 4

    (Same as Ancient Near East M208 and History M210.) Seminar, three hours. Varying topics on Elamite, Achaemenid, Arsacid, and Sasanian history. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 220A. Classical Persian Texts

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 103A, 103B, 103C. Study of selected classical Persian texts. May be taken independently for credit.

  • 220B. Classical Persian Texts

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisites: courses 103A, 103B, 103C. Study of selected classical Persian texts. May be taken independently for credit.

  • 221. Rumi, Mystic Poet of Islam

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course 220A or 220B. Study of life and works of Rumi in context of interaction of Sufism and poetic creativity. May be repeated twice for credit.

  • M222A. Vedic

    Units: 4

    (Same as Indo-European Studies M222A and South Asian M222A.) Lecture, three hours. Preparation: knowledge of Sanskrit equivalent to South Asian 110C. Characteristics of Vedic dialect and readings in Rig-Vedic hymns. May not be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • M222B. Vedic

    Units: 4

    (Same as Indo-European Studies M222B and South Asian M222B.) Lecture, three hours. Preparation: knowledge of Sanskrit equivalent to South Asian 110C. Characteristics of Vedic dialect and readings in Rig-Vedic hymns. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • M230A. Old Iranian

    Units: 4

    (Same as Indo-European Studies M230A.) Lecture, four hours. Studies in grammars and texts of Old Persian and Avestan. Comparative considerations. May not be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • M230B. Old Iranian

    Units: 4

    (Same as Indo-European Studies M230B.) Lecture, four hours. Studies in grammars and texts of Old Persian and Avestan. Comparative considerations. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 231A. Advanced Middle Iranian

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 161C. Course 231A is requisite to 231B, which is requisite to 231C. Further studies in grammars and texts of Middle Iranian languages (e.g., Middle Persian, Parthian, Sogdian, Khotanese, Bactrian). May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.

  • 231B. Advanced Middle Iranian

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 231A. Further studies in grammars and texts of Middle Iranian languages (e.g., Middle Persian, Parthian, Sogdian, Khotanese, Bactrian). May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.

  • 231C. Advanced Middle Iranian

    Units: 4

    Lecture, three hours. Requisite: course 231B. Further studies in grammars and texts of Middle Iranian languages (e.g., Middle Persian, Parthian, Sogdian, Khotanese, Bactrian). May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. S/U or letter grading.

  • 250. Seminar: Classcial Persian Literature

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Requisites: courses 103A, 103B, 103C, 199. May be repeated twice for credit.

  • 251. Seminar: Contemporary Persian Literature

    Units: 4

    Seminar, three hours. Requisite: course 140. Studies in specific problems and trends in Persian poetry and prose in the 20th century. May be repeated twice for credit.

  • CM259. Archaeology of Iran

    Units: 4

    (Same as Ancient Near East CM259.) Lecture, three hours. Designed to introduce students to Iranian archaeology from prehistoric through Achaemenid times. Concurrently scheduled with course CM163. S/U or letter grading.

  • 596. Directed Individual Study

    Units: 2 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. May be repeated for credit. S/U or letter grading.

  • 597. Examination Preparation

    Units: 2 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.

  • 599. Ph.D. Dissertation Research and Preparation

    Units: 2 to 8

    Tutorial, to be arranged. S/U grading.