Persian (Old Program Requirements)


Changes to the requirements for fulfilling the Persian Studies Minor will go into effect at the start of the 2019/2020 Academic Year. Students who entered OSU prior to the Autumn 2019 semester can choose to fulfill either the old "Persian Minor" requirements or the new program requirements, in consultation with the NELC Academic Advisor. Students who enroll during or after the Autumn 2019 semester will be required to fulfill the new program requirements. 

The revised minor program requirements can be seen here: 

Students with questions about any of NELC's undergraduate programs should contact the departmental undergraduate advisor Tommy Beyl at or call (614) 292-8485 to make an appointment.

Minor program requirements

A) Prerequisites (15 credits)

     1. language coursework - 3 courses/12 units - all 3 of following 3
          Persian 1101 Elementary Persian I (4)
          Persian 1102 Elementary Persian II (4)
          Persian 1103 Intermediate Persian I (4)

     2. other coursework - 1 course/3 units - 1 of following 3:
          Persian 2241 Persian Culture (3)
          Persian 2301 Persian Mythology and Folklore (3)
          Persian 2701 Persian Literature in Translation (3)

B) Language Requirement (12 credits)

Persian 2104 Intermediate Persian II (4)
Persian 2105 Intermediate Persian III (4)
Persian 3101 Advanced Persian: Reading and Composition (4)

C) Translated Persian Literature (3 credits)

One of the following:
Persian 2301 Persian Mythology and Folklore in Translation (3)
Persian 2701 Persian Literature in Translation (3)
Persian 2704 Introduction to Persian Epic in Translation (3)

Total: 15 credits

Transfer credit hours allowed. No more than one half of the credit hours required on the minor.