No previous knowledge of Persian required. Introduces basic communication skills in modern standard Persian and familiarizes students with Persian's sounds, alphabet, and basic grammar. Students learn to read, write, speak, and comprehend simple to moderately complex sentences. Readings, class conversations, media programs, film 20 viewing, and cultural activities introduce Persian cultures. Class Notes: Above class open to undergraduates only Above class meets with CEUS-T 551. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Must have Freshman, Sophomore, Junior or Senior standing.