Introducing Trojan Advocates for Political Progress (TAPP)

Want to advocate for change, engage the student body, and work on campaigns? Check out Trojan Advocates for Political Progress (TAPP), a new multi-partisan student activism group. Our focus is on policy and awareness rather than party politics as we strive to represent student interests at the political level. Join us as we host contact your representative events, organize trips to a rallies, write articles and more. If you want to see increased political engagement and awareness on campus we hope you’ll join our team! If interested, please fill out this interest form. Check us out at usctapp.org and our Facebook page!

 

Persian Fall Courses

Summer 2015 Persian-I (MDES-120):
May 20 – July 07, 2015
M-Th 10-11:50 am
Class: VKC 113

Fall 2015 Persian Course Offerings
Persian-I (MDES 120), M-Th, 11-11:50 am, THH 109
Persian-II (MDES 150), M-Th, 10-10:50 am, WPH 204
Persian-III (MDES 220), M-Th, 12-12:50 pm, THH 107
Advanced Persian-I (MDES 320), M-Th, 9-9:50 am, VKC 103

For more information see http://dornsife.usc.edu/persian
Instructor: Dr. Peyman Nojoumian
Email: nojoumia@usc.edu
Office: THH 449

Problems without Passports in Dakar, Senegal

Dakar, Senegal awaits! Culture, cuisine, history, nightlife, and beaches…experience all of these while learning about and researching Senegal’s rich literary traditions and contemporary literati.

This Problems without Passports class, French 499, invites any and all students with a good knowledge of French (intermediate recommended) to apply for this unique course. After one week at USC, we will travel to Dakar, Senegal to spend three weeks with writers, publishers, artists, Senegalese university students, and the like. USC students in anthropology, comparative literature, history, global studies, IR, narrative studies, global health, ASE, sociology, and of course, French, would all gain from this opportunity. For example, if you’re interested in history, your research could focus on writers whose works rewrite and reimagine postcolonial history. Global health? Choose a novel that treats disability and/or disease in Senegal.

INFO SESSION to be held Tuesday, January 27, 3 – 4:30pm in Taper 120.

Refreshments served!


Persian @ USC

PERSIAN @ USC

Our Mission:
Persian is a major language in the Middle East and the Islamic world. It is the official language of Iran and Tajikistan and one of the two official languages of Afghanistan. With nearly 100 million native speakers around the world, Persian is a language of poetry, philosophy, sciences, literature and Iranian culture.

Thanks to generous support from the Farhang Foundation’s Iranian Studies Initiative, USC Dornsife began offering Persian language courses in Fall 2011.

At present, all levels of Persian, from elementary to advanced, are taught under USC Middle East Studies Program.

Courses:
Persian I (MDES 120) teaches basic language skills such as reading and writing and helps develop basic speaking proficiency quickly.
Persian II (MDES 150) continues Persian I and advances basic language skills.
Persian III (MDES 220) is an intermediate level course which builds on the skills developed in Persian II.
Persian IV (MDES 250) is a high intermediate level course which counts towards the minor in Iranian Studies.
Advanced Persian I (MDES 320) and Advanced Persian II (MDES 350) develop advanced proficiency in Persian language and culture and count towards the minor in Iranian Studies.

Through our Program:
– Immerse yourself in Persian language & culture
– Experience dynamic & proficiency-based learning using modern technology and interactive online assignments.
– Enjoy easy-to-manage course work and syllabi
– Fulfill your foreign language requirement
– Complete coursework toward a minor in Iranian Studies or Middle East Studies by selecting upper level courses (Persian-IV, Advanced Persian-I & II)
– Take a placement exam to enter beyond the Persian I level if eligible (through the Dornsife Language Center).
– Have access to critical language scholarships and language abroad programs

Our Teaching Philosophy:
The main goal of the program is to develop communicative proficiency and language skills in Persian. The Persian language program at USC utilizes the latest communicative & tasked-based teaching methodologies. Based on this approach, the language learners are immersed in the target language from the very beginning and learn the same language tasks that native-speakers of Persian use in their real life.

Fall 2014 Course Offerings:
Persian-I (MDES 120), M-Th, 11-11:50, THH 107
Persian-II (MDES 150), M-Th, 10-10:50, WPH 400
Persian-III (MDES 220), M-Th, 12-12:50, THH 107
Advanced Persian-I (MDES 320), M-Th, 9-9:50, VKC 103

Spring 2015 Course Offerings:
Persian-II (MDES 150) M-Th, 12-12:50, THH 107
Persian-III (MDES 220) M-Th, 10-10:50, THH 109
Persian-IV (MDES 250) M-Th, 11-11:50, THH 111
Advanced Persian-II (MDES 350), M-Th, 9-9:50, THH 109

Middle East Studies Program
Persian Language
University of Southern California
3501 Trousdale Parkway, THH 449
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0352
Phone: 213-740-2310
Fax: 213-740-9354
Email: nojoumia@usc.edu
http://dornsife.usc.edu/persian