This class introduces basic communication skills in Modern Standard Persian and familiarizes students with Persian's sounds, alphabet, and basic grammar. Students will learn to read, write, speak, and comprehend simple to moderately complex sentences. Readings, class conversations, media programs, film viewing, and cultural activities will also introduce Persian culture. Class Notes: Above class open to graduates only Above class meets with CEUS-T 151. Enrollment Requirements: Prerequisite: Must be a Graduate student.