The Persian Book of Kings - 01
CLS 0096 - 01
This course introduces students to the epic masterpiece of world literature, The Persian Book of Kings (Shahnameh). Although compiled in the 10th century CE, the epic drew on a mixture of oral and literary traditions going back to ancient Persia and Greece. Using recent translations, this course will investigate how the epic helps us understand the reception of the ancient Persian world in Islam from Eastern Europe to Bengal. Alongside close readings of the text, the class will investigate architecture, paintings, coins, and pottery from ancient and late antique Iran and Central Asia.
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This section is also open to high school students who are 11th or 12th grade students. High School students who enroll will be prompted to submit an additional application after enrollment including: a high school transcript, letter of recommendation, parental permission, and other required consent forms.
Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript – High School Diploma or current high school transcript (for high school students only in applicable classes), Bachelor’s Degree, or progress towards a Bachelor’s Degree + 3.0 GPA.
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Remission Eligible: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.
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