This class will introduce students to a wide range of media sources from the Persianate world and how to analyze and interpret Persian media in its political, social and economic context. Students will learn to critically read Persian media sources and translate and accurately summarize. This class will facilitate a more thorough understanding of Persian language regarding linguistic and cultural knowledge. Students enrolling in this class ought to be at the advanced level of reading, writing and speaking Persian language. Please contact the professor if you are unsure whether or not your current skill level is appropriate for the class. This class will be taught in Persian and is worth three credit hours. This course runs from January 7 through April 27, 2015. Classes will be held on Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM.