Undergraduate Course: Persian 1b (IMES08047)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This 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 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)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 40,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 11,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 2,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Revision Session Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||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 exam)
||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.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- 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.
- Students will be able to read and write a 70-90 words passage in Persian.
- Students will be able to understand simple everyday familiar topics and carry on conversation in elementary Persian to introduce them and describe simple situations.
- Students will be able to carry out basic 50-70 words passage translation from and into Persian.
- 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.
|Saffar Moqaddam, A. (1997), Farsi 1, council for development of Persian language and literature, Tehran (The handbook will be available at the departmental office)|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||IMES Persian 1b,Language,Grammar,Persian
|Course organiser||Dr Azin Mostajer Haghighi
Tel: (0131 6)50 8433
|Course secretary||Mrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161