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Postgraduate Course: Persian 1B for Postgraduates (IMES08029)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits0 ECTS Credits0
SummaryAn integrated course in spoken and written modern Persian. All the common grammatical structures are studied, translation done both from and into Persian, and a basic vocabulary and set of idioms are built up. Particular attention is paid to oral work.

Course description The course 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
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 72 %, Coursework 18 %, Practical Exam 10 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Regular written exercises and occasional class tests will be set and marked (10% of final mark); 1 three-hour examination plus oral examination (90% of final mark, 80% of this examination mark is awarded for the written exam paper, and 20% for the oral exam).
Feedback Feedback is frequently given to students in different forms for their different tasks such as home works, translations, weekly tests, compositions, oral presentations and aural exercises. Both oral and written, individual and group feedback are given for during the semester. Both summative and formative feedbacks are important.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. This is a one semester course. Upon successful completion of the course students will acquire knowledge of different structures of Persian grammar. They will be able to form longer sentences through joining phrases and write in different tenses in Persian.
  2. Students will be able to read and write a 70-100 words passage in Persian.
  3. Students will be able to understand simple everyday familiar topics and carry on conversation in elementary Persian to introduce them and describe simple situations.
  4. Students will be able to carry out basic 50-70 words passage translation from and into Persian.
  5. Learning of language takes place against a context of Persian culture and civilization. Students will acquire a knowledge of Iran¿s Ancient and contemporary history and culture.
Reading List
Saffar Moqaddam, A. (1997), Farsi 1, council for development of Persian language and literature, Tehran (The handbook will be available at the departmental office)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsIMES Persian1B PG
Course organiserDr Azin Mostajer Haghighi
Tel: (0131 6)50 8433
Course secretaryMrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161
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