Undergraduate Course: Persian 1a (IMES08046)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||An 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 are built up.
This course is designed to introduce students to the Persian language. The course teaches how to read and write the Persian script and introduces the main features of Persian grammar together with a basic vocabulary. 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 including translation exercises.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, 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 - 40% (regular written exercises)
Examinations - 60% (end of term Time-Limited assessment - written (80%) and oral (20%) components)
||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 S1 (December)||3:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand basic structures of Persian grammar, script and pronunciation.
- Identify, describe and manipulate a range of basic linguistic forms and structures in reading, writing, and conversation.
- Read elementary texts in Persian (50-70 words) and start basic conversation in elementary Persian.
- Write grammatically sound sentences and communicate basic information in writing.
- Acquire a basic knowledge of Iranian culture as learning Persian takes place against a context of Persian culture and civilization.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||IMES Persian 1a,Persian,Language,Grammar
|Course organiser||Dr Azin Mostajer Haghighi
Tel: (0131 6)50 8433
|Course secretary||Mrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161