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Undergraduate Course: Advanced Persian (IMES10081)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAdvanced Persian aims to enable students to have mastery of all aspects of higher Persian and develop further reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Course description In this course students' command of the Persian Language is developed through a wide range of materials, that is, by study of different Persian texts, both prose and poetry, with use of films and other media as well. This course consists of work in translating English texts into Persian, and vice versa, and practice of oral and aural skills at advanced level.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Coursebooks
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2018/19, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 100, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 93 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 45 %, Coursework 10 %, Practical Exam 45 %
Additional Information (Assessment) T2 x mid-semester tests (10% [i.e. 5% each])
December diet exam, 1.5 hours (15%)
Listening assessment (May) (15%)
May exam, 3 hours (30%)
Oral exam (30%)
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)Advanced Persian3:00
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)1:30
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. On successful completion of this course students will have gained an advanced knowledge of the four language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening in Persian.
  2. Students will be able to read and understand and analyse written and aural materials of various types. The students will be able to translate and analyse different Persian media literature.
  3. Students will be able to produce written Persian in summary form and to appreciate Modern Persian as a form of communication and a form of literature and Classical Persian literature.
  4. Students will be able to understand standards spoken Persian, live or broadcast, interviews, talk shows and films on a variety of topics.
  5. Students can give well-developed and detailed description and discussion on a wide range of topics. They can form an argument, highlighting significant points and also give a presentation and engage in discussion with audience.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsIMES Adv Persian
Course organiserDr Azin Mostajer Haghighi
Tel: (0131 6)50 8433
Course secretaryMs Hannah Foster
Tel: (0131 6 )50 4182
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