Program in Comparative Literature

Maryam Shariati

Maryam Shariati


Contemporary English and Persian Literature, Diaspora Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Postcolonial Studies, Film Studies


Language Background: Persian (Native), English, French, Arabic
Supervising Faculty: M.R. Ghanoonparvar
Education: MA, The University of Texas at Austin
Teaching Appointment: Assistant Instructor, Department of Middle Eastern Studies


PRS 322K • Intermediate Persian I

41705 • Fall 2011
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM MEZ B0.302

This intermediate Persian language proficiency course is designed for students who have completed Second-Year Persian II as well as students who have had exposure to Persian at this level & who pass a placement examination for PRS 512L. The material for this course will consist of prose & poetry, both classical & modern. The course aims to expand active vocabulary to approximately 1200 words by the end of the semester. Grammatical work focuses on complex grammatical constructions & demands increased accuracy in understanding & producing complex structures in paragraph-length discourse. Students should expect three hours of class preparation for each class hour. Although the texts will be supplemented with a glossary & explanations of culture-specific aspects of the text & idiomatic expressions, dictionary use is required. The reading material will also be made available in audio format. Daily homework assignments are corrected & discussed with students on a regular basis.



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