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

Persian and Tajiki Studies

Persian Studies at the University of Texas at Austin is a comprehensive program of Persian language and literature at all levels. The Program serves undergraduate students fulfilling university foreign language requirements and majoring and minoring in Persian, Islamic Studies, or Middle Eastern Studies. The University of Texas Persian Program also serves graduate students concentrating or minoring in Persian in degree programs in Comparative Literature, Linguistics, and Middle Eastern Studies.

The Texas Persian Studies program has a primary focus on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with special attention to the post-World War II period. Pre-modern language and literature receive attention as well, for example such classical literary works as Ferdowsi's Shâhnâmeh, Sa'di's Golestân, and Hâfez's Divân, studied as requisite background to the appreciation of contemporary Persian literature and Iranian culture.

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