Undergraduate Course: Persian Language Acquisition Through Residence/Study Abroad (Full Time) (IMES10096)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Course type||Year Abroad
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course consists of two semesters (minimum twenty-two weeks) spent abroad studying Persian language and culture at a university or other approved institution in a Persian-speaking country.
Students will improve their knowledge of the four basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in Persian Language as well as broaden their familiarity with Persian/Iranian and Islamic/ Middle Eastern culture. This will include contact hours at the language institution, guided study, and independent learning.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2017/18, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 16,
Placement Study Abroad Hours 784,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||There is no formal assessment of the semester abroad. Rather, knowledge of the language and culture studied is assessed via the entire range of 4th year course, especially the specifically language-based ones.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- improve their knowledge of the four basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in persian.
- engage in converstion on a variety of topics.
- produce complex written arguments in Persian.
- broaden their familiarity with Persian/Iranian and Islamic/Middle Eastern culture.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||A. Research and enquiry: students will acquire new knowledge through lectures, independent reading and reflection, and independent research.
B. Language Skills: Students will improve their language skills by studying the language in its context and will be exposed to the nuances of both written and oraI Persian skills.
C. Personality: Students will develop their personality and integrity by having to live in a completely new environment, culture and language which will challenge them to learn and adopt to the new context.
D. Social and Cultural Awareness: Their year abroad will enable students to live rather than abstractly learn about the complexities of Iranian and Persian cultures and languages.
|Keywords||Persian,Year Abroad,Persian Studies,Iran,language
|Course organiser||Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz
Tel: (0131 6)50 8432
|Course secretary||Mrs Vivien Macnish Porter
Tel: (0131 6)50 4182