Department of Middle Eastern Studies
Department of Middle Eastern Studies

Persian Studies

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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 Islamic Studies, Middle Eastern Studies, Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures. The University of Texas Persian Program also serves graduate students concentrating or minoring in Persian in degree programs in Comparative Literature, History, Government, Linguistics, Asian Studies, and Middle Eastern Studies.

The Persian Studies program has a primary focus on the 19th and 20th 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.

Weekly Persian Roundtable

Fall 2015

Tuesdays, 10 - 11 AM

Calhoun 515

Contact - Laura Fish:

Program Contacts:

Katie Aslan
Undergraduate Coordinator
(512) 471-5107

David Justh
Graduate Coordinator
(512) 471-3217

Online Persian Instruction

Persian Grammar Online

Persian of Iran Today

Intensive Persian Summer Institute

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