Approved courses and current topics-vary courses for the next registration cycle will be posted here once they are available for planning purposes. Consult the Schedule of Classes maintained by the UCI Registrar for the official course schedule.



IRAN 231C (History 131C) Medieval Persia (Rezakhani)
IRAN 255B (Art Hist 255B) Medieval India (Patel)
IRAN 290 (VS 295) Kushan Art and Archaeology: Eastern Iran and Northern India between Alexander and Islam (Canepa)


IRAN 290 (VS 295) Visual Cultures of Religion and Power in Iran and the World of Late Antiquity (Canepa)
IRAN 292 (HUM 270; VS 295) Graduate Seminar: Imaginary Nations. Archaeology, Historiography and Nationalisms (Canepa)


IRAN 231A (History 131B) Ancient Persia (Daryaee)
IRAN 292 (Art History 298) Graduate Seminar: Simulacral Spaces (tentative)

In addition to the quarterly offerings listed above, students may take the reading courses and directed studies with the approval and consultation of the Specialization faculty member with whom a student wishes to work (see below).

Course Catalogue

The following topics-vary courses may be offered both as independent directed readings courses or as group classes:

IRAN 280: Studies in Old Iranian
IRAN 281: Studies in Middle Iranian
IRAN 282: Studies in Classical Persian
IRAN 294: Curatorial Methods (taken in conjunction with a museum internship or GSR)
IRAN 295: Special Methods

Specialization faculty may offer individualized directed readings through the following:

IRAN 293: Directed Readings in Premodern Iranian Studies

The following courses are offered through the Specialization or crosslisted with other programs. Many courses are 'topics-vary' seminars or lectures with new topics offered every year depending on faculty and student research interests. These are offered through 290 and 292.

IRAN 231A Zoroastrianism
IRAN 231B Ancient Persia
IRAN 231C Medieval Persia
IRAN 255A Ancient India
IRAN 255B Medieval India
IRAN 290: Special Topics in Premodern Iranian Studies (recent courses include: "Hellenistic Iran: Seleucids, Greco-Bactrians, Parthians," "Sasanian Art and Archaeology," "Kushan Art and Archaeology," "Iran and Eurasian Exchanges").
IRAN 292: Seminar in Premodern Iranian Studies (recent seminars include: "Cultures in Contact," "Time, Power, Memory," "Imaginary Nations").
IRAN 296: Ethics, Law and Art