B.A. in Iranian Studies

Students majoring in Iranian Studies may combine the major with specialization in other fields to enhance their career opportunities. Due to the number of additional courses required, they are advised to consider this option early in their academic career.

Iranian Studies B.A.

Students majoring in Iranian Studies may combine the major with specialization in other fields to enhance their career opportunities. Due to the number of additional courses required, they are advised to consider this option early in their academic career.

PREPARATION FOR MAJOR:

Required: Iranian 1A, 1B, 1C (Elementary Persian), or departmental Language Placement Exam.

Transfer Students

Transfer applicants to the Iranian Studies major with 90 or more units must complete the following introductory courses prior to admission to UCLA: one year of Persian.

Refer to the UCLA Transfer Admission Guide at http://www.admissions.ucla.edu/prospect/adm_tr.htm for up-to-date information regarding transfer selection for admission.

THE MAJOR:

Required: Eleven (11) courses

Seven (7) Iranian Core Courses:

Language and Civilization Core (7 courses) from: Iranian 102A, 102B, 102C (Intermediate Persian), 103A (Advanced Persian: Introduction to Classical Persian Poetry), 103B (Advanced Persian: Introduction to Classical Persian Prose), 103C (Advanced Persian: Introduction to Contemporary Persian Poetry and Prose), M110A, M110B, M110C (Iranian Civilization), 120 (Comparative Study of Six Major Persian Poets), 140 (Persian Belles Lettres), 141 (Persian Analytical Prose), 142 (Persian Popular Ethics), 161A, 161B, 161C (Elementary Middle Iranian), 169 (Civilization of Pre-Islamic Iran), 170 (Religion in Ancient Iran).

***At least three (3) courses must be language courses chosen from the following: Iranian 102A, 102B, 102C, 103A, 103B, 103C, 120, 140, 141, 142.

Four (4) Elective Courses:

Any course from the NELC department as well as courses from other areas including: Art History 104A, 104B, C104C, Ethnomusicology 20B, History 106A, 106B, 106C, Islamic Studies 110, 130, 151, Political Science 157.

*** A maximum of two Iranian 197 or 199 courses (8 units total) may be applied toward the major