— PhD, The University of Texas at Austin
- E-mail: email@example.com
Mardin Aminpour was born and raised in Iranian Kurdistan. He received his BA in English Language and Literature at The University of Tehran in Iran. He holds an MA degree in Persian Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. He is currently pursuing a PhD at the same academic institute. His research interests include Kuridsh and Persian fiction, Iranian Revolution, Kurdish nationalism, and post-2003 Iraqi politics.
PRS 329 • Sorani Kurdish
MWF 200pm-300pm MEZ 2.102
Sorani Kurdish is designed to introduce the language and culture of the Kurds living in Iraq and Iran to students who have some knowledge of Arabic or Persian. Prior background in one of these two languages will allow us to quickly master the basics and use a range of authentic materials from the internet to learn about traditional Kurdish culture of Iran as well as the new development underway in northern Iraq. All four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) will be developed. By the end of this course students will have reached intermediate proficiency in Sorani Kurdish and be familiar with aspects of daily life in Kurdistan and the Kurdish culture. Prerequisite: Some familiarity with Arabic or Persian.
The course pack for Sorani Kurdish will be available for purchase at Paradigm Copy (407 W. 24th Street). The materials come with online audio files.
Attendance and Participation 15%Homework and Homework Correction 30%Quizzes 25%Presentations/Skits 15%Final Exam 15%
PRS 322K • Intermediate Persian I
MWF 1000am-1100am MEZ B0.302
This intermediate Persian language proficiency course is designed for students who have completed Persian 611C or 612C or have been assigned to the class as a result of a DMES placement test. The material for this course will consist mainly of articles, stories and audio-visual materials from the internet. Texts will be supplemented with vocabulary lists and exercises and explanations of cultural aspects of the texts. The reading material will also be made available in audio format. The course aims to expand active vocabulary to approximately 1000 words by the end of the semester and to help students reach an intermediate high proficiency in Persian. Students should expect three hours of class preparation for each class hour of reading, listening, and writing. Daily homework assignments are corrected & discussed with students on a regular basis.TextsTo be provided by instructor. GradingTo be provided by instructor.
PRS 611C • Intensive Persian II
MWF 1000am-1100am MEZ 1.206
This is the second semester of intensive Persian language instruction and is not open to Native speakers of Persian.