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

Undergraduate Course: Persian 1b (IMES08047)

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 1 Undergraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaIslamic and Middle Eastern Studies Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course is designed to further develop students┐ primary knowledge of Persian. The course introduces the main features of Persian grammar together with a vocabulary in an interactive communicative setting. It is designed to provide students with the key tools to understand, speak, read and write elementary Persian. The class follows a combination of the exercises and photocopied extracts from different books. Translation, writing and grammar exercises are regularly given as homework, which is later corrected and analysed. Persian poetry and prose readings are also will be introduced in later stages of the course. Students will also be exposed to Persian history and culture through sample readings, writings, discussions, and other cultural activities.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?No
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 72 %, Coursework 10 %, Practical Exam 18 %
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours:Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)3:00
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Students will acquire knowledge of different structures of Persian grammar. They will be able to identify, describe and manipulate a range of linguistic forms and structures in reading, writing, and conversation. They will be able to read and write in Persian, and carry on conversation in elementary Persian. Learning of language takes place against a context of Persian culture and civilization. This understanding of Persian language and civilization leads to understanding of the importance of learning Persian in order to get a better and deeper understanding of the broader context of Islamic civilization and culture.The student is expected to be able to master grammatical structures, basic translation from and into Persian, and acquire a basic vocabulary and some speaking ability.
Assessment Information
Class work - 10% (regular written exercises and tests)
Examinations- 90% (80% of this examination mark is awarded for the written paper, and 20% for the oral)
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
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Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
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KeywordsNot entered
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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