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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Undergraduate Course: Persian 2 (IMES08007)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 2 Undergraduate) Credits40
Home subject areaIslamic and Middle Eastern Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course is designed to lead on from Persian 1 and provides a further development of linguistic skills in the modern language. Grammatical structures and oral skills are further developed. Selected texts in Modern Persian are studied and are supplemented by an introduction to the modern literature and culture of Iran. The course is intended not only to lay the foundation of Honours work, but also to be a self-contained unit. Knowledge of basic grammar structures will be revised and extended. Students will begin to acquire the vocabulary of educated reading and conversation. The class follows a combination of the exercises and photocopied extracts from different books. Translation exercises are regularly given to students. The students will extend their knowledge Persian grammar. It is aimed to introduce Persian language, culture and civilization to the student more deeply.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Students MUST have passed: Persian 1 (IMES08005)
Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs 3 for coursebook.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesSee Course Organiser to check level of Persian language ability.
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Full Year, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information Plus tutorials
Course Start Date 16/09/2013
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 60, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 20, Summative Assessment Hours 6, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 306 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 68 %, Coursework 15 %, Practical Exam 17 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Persian 23:00
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)3:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
The student is expected to consolidate the skills learned in Persian 1, further developing linguistic skills in the modern language, studying grammatical structures and further developing oral skills. Students will acquire a good grasp of intermediate Persian grammar. They will be able to read and understand intermediate texts in Persian, they will be able to write and carry on intermediate level conversation in Persian. They will be able to identify, describe and manipulate a range of linguistic forms and structures in reading, writing, and conversation at intermediate level, and to assimilate basic information about another culture. They will obtain a deeper understanding of Persian civilization and its importance in the broader context of Islamic civilization and culture.
Assessment Information
Regular written exercises and occasional class tests will be set and marked (15% of final mark); 1 three-hour interim examination plus oral examination at end of first semester (25% of final mark); 1 three-hour examination plus oral examination at end of second semester (60% of final mark).

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Contacts
Course organiserDr Azin Mostajer Haghighi
Tel: (0131 6)50 8433
Email: Azin.Haghighi@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161
Email: a.budo@ed.ac.uk
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