Explore a language and culture with a long history and a rich body of literature. You will study Iranian culture (in English) as well as all aspects of the Persian language (in Persian) also known as Farsi/Dari/Tajiki, in courses ranging from elementary to advanced Persian, Iranian cinema, Middle Eastern cinemas, and Persian literature and culture.
While the language is spoken today primarily in Iran and large parts of Afghanistan and Tajikistan, communities of Persian speakers also exist in the Near East Asia, countries bordering the Persian Gulf and many other places around the world. The Persian speaking community in Toronto is the second largest Iranian diasporic community in North America. Whether you are studying a new language and culture or boosting your existing skills, you will develop the expertise and mindset to help you tackle many different academic and professional challenges.
Due to COVID-19, the Department of Languages, Literatures & Linguistics will not be offering in-person classes this semester.
When registering in our courses, you will be presented with the following options:
- Online courses. All elements of these courses will be offered online without any fixed meeting time. You can do them at the time of your choosing (Asynchronously).
- Remote courses. These courses will be delivered in real time via Zoom or other videoconferencing platform at the times indicated in the York Courses website (Synchronously). Some of these courses will have both real-time and non-real-time components. All real-time components will also be recorded and made available to students who could not attend.
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