As of this semester, the University of Hawaii at Manoa is offering its first-ever classes in Persian language and culture. The program was made possible through a partnership with the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute.
The Introduction to Modern Persian Language class, IP 101, is taught every week day except Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:20 p.m.
The Introduction to Persian Art, Culture, History and Literature class, IP 261, is taught Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 2:30 p.m. to 3:20 p.m.
The campus plans to add intermediate and advanced classes depending on demand.
Persian language. (Photo courtesy of quinn.anya via Flickr.)
— Alia Wong
Editor’s Note: Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute was founded by Elahe Omidyar Mir-Djalali, Ph.D., who serves as its chair and president. Dr. Mir-Djalali is the mother of Civil Beat Publisher Pierre Omidyar, who also serves as a director and provides financial support for the Institute.