Persian Literature & Iranian Culture

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Persian Literature and Iranian Culture

Studies in Persian language and Iranian culture enable students to explore the mysticism, philosophy, philosophy of art, sociology and literature of Iran.  Specific studies in the Bahá’í sacred writings are included as part of this degree.  

The Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree in Persian Literature and Iranian Culture is comprised of 144 course hours that are divided into general and more specialized classes.  General courses include Arabic 1, Arabic 2, English 1, and English 2, as well as Bahá’í literature.  Specialized courses cover topics such as linguistics, Persian language history, Iranian literature history, works of celebrated Iranian authors, literary knowledge and art, literary styles and schools of Iran and the world, writing, editing and research, Persian literature and language, geography, history of the Iranian culture and civilization, and the history of religions. As a result of completing this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Teach the Persian language and Persian literature to both Iranians and foreigners
  • Write and edit books and articles
  • Advance to graduate-level studies in such fields as Persian Literature and Language, studies of Iran, various disciplines in the Humanities and the Social Sciences, Library Science and Information Science.

Graduates can work in publishing, mass media, news agencies, advertising, and tourism.

Please click on the Course List link to view all the courses offered in this degree.