Foreign Language: Persian Major

Foreign Language: Persian Major

Foreign Language: Persian

Major

The sphere of influence of the Persian language and culture, or the Persianate World, stretches from China in the East through Central Asia to Georgia and Azerbaijan in the north, the Persian Gulf in the South, and Kurdistan in the West. Persian language majors will follow a track of courses designed to develop their Persian language proficiency and cultural understanding. These courses will focus on language and cross-cultural competency.

As a Persian major, you will develop your linguistic interest and aptitude by broadening and deepening your mastery of the Persianate World. You will also receive a strong complement of multi-disciplinary courses from other departments, in order to contextualize and deepen your knowledge of the region.

Our curriculum can accommodate learners of all skill levels. An honors option is available This program will give you the skills you need to succeed both as a consumer and practitioner of the language. Finally, you will be given multiple opportunities to travel abroad, either through Summer Immersion or a full semester abroad.

Cadets can choose from a Persian language major or combine Persian and another language for a dual language major. Each of these options can be taken as an honors program. Language majors also work well as part of a double major with another department. 

To learn more about this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages.

Required Course 

LN380 NATURE OF MODERN LANGUAGES

 

Electives

LN440Z PERSIAN IN CULTURAL CONTEXT

LN451 ADV LANG & CULTURE IN CONTEXT

LN487 ADV IND STUDY-FOREIGN LANGS

LN488 ADV IND STUDY-FOREIGN LANGS

LN491 SEM ABROAD: ADV LANG & CULT I

LN492 SEM ABROAD: ADV LANG & CULT II

LN493 SEM ABROAD: ADV LANG&CULT III

LN494 SEM ABROAD: ADV LANG & CULT IV

LN495 SEM ABROAD: ADV LANG & CULT V

LZ371 INTENSIVE INTERMEDIATE PERSIAN

LZ372 PERSIAN FOR ORAL & WRIT COMM

LZ470 SPECIAL TOPIC IN PERSIAN

LZ475 PERSIAN RDG/WRTG THRU MEDIA

LZ476 MILITARY SPKG/RDG - PERSIAN

LZ483 PERSIAN CIVILIZATION I

LZ484 PERSIAN CIVILIZATION II

LZ485 PERSIAN LITERATURE I

LZ486 PERSIAN LITERATURE II

Cadets can join the Persian forum. Options also exist to spend five months studying in Yerevan, Armenia, enjoy Spring Break in a Persian-speaking community like Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and LA, or to spend three to eight weeks on an Academic Individual Advanced Development (AIAD) program, USMA-run academic enrichment experience, in Persian-speaking communities in Central Asia and Europe.

To learn more about enrichment for this area of study, visit the Department of Foreign Languages or the Center for Languages, Cultures, and Regional Studies.