Persian 201 is designed to continue the thematic and linguistic explorations of contemporary Persian on the intermediate level begun in Persian 101, 102 and 103. The two main goals of the course are to expand of your Persian linguistic skills as well as your cultural knowledge, with a major emphasis on developing reading strategies and using the language to express ideas. By the end of the course you should be able to understand a range of authentic text types. You will continue to increase your ability to communicate your thoughts in Persian, both orally and in writing. Generally, students are expected to demonstrate a growing awareness of - and sensibility to Persian language and culture, and express their ideas in a manner that is consistent with intermediate language work.