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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2006

PRS 384C • Classics of Persian Poetry

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43125 TTh
3:30 PM-5:00 PM
CAL 323
hillman

Course Description

This introductory survey course, open to undergraduate and graduate students who can read Persian well, both familiarizes students with classic medieval and modern texts of Persian poetry and introduces them to a culture-specific world view and culture-specific conceptions of a classical period, classics, classicism, medieval art, traditionalism, modernism, the nature of poetry, functions and purposes of literary art, and roles of the literary artist. Class lecture and discussion take place in both Persian and English. The required course materials, available at Paradigm Books a day before the second class session, are a packet of Persian texts called "Classics of Persian Poetry."

Grading Policy

Course grades are based on class participation (30% of the course grade), recitation (30%), and a termpaper (40%). Undergraduate students write termpapers analyzing a specific poem. Graduate students write research papers. The course has no final examination.

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