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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Postgraduate Course: Persian 2B for Postgraduates (IMES09002)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 9 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits0 ECTS Credits0
SummaryThis course provides a further development of linguistic skills in the modern language. Grammatical structures and Persian idioms are studied at a higher level and oral skills are developed. Selected texts in Modern Persian are studied.

Course description This course provides deeper understanding of grammar and linguistic skills in modern Persian. Detailed grammatical structures are provided. Oral skills are further developed through covering social and everyday topics. Selected texts in Modern Persian are studied. Aural skills are further developed by use of media. Vocabulary will cover a range of different social and cultural topics. There will be weekly quizzes and exercises to enhanced language skills. Translation is an important part of this course with regular translation home works and exercises.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, 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 70 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 10 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Coursework weekly assignment: 20%

Digital Time-Limited assignment: 70%

May Oral exam: 10% (online one to one or if possible, at the time face to face)
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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. Upon successful completion of the course students will acquire a good grasp of intermediate Persian grammar. They will be able to read and understand straightforward texts in intermediate texts in Persian. They will be able to read and understand simple reports from newspapers.
  2. Students will be able to carry on intermediate level conversation in Persian. They will be able to describe a variety of familiar subjects and communicate in detail about their experiences, ideas, opinion.
  3. Students will be able to understand main points of discussion on familiar topics and everyday subjects. They will be able to understand straightforward information on familiar everyday topics.
  4. Students will be able to compose a text of 150 words on different familiar topics and explain, describe and discuss the subject forming longer sentences and using a variety of grammatical constructions such as different conjunctions. They will be able to translate a paragraph (around 70 words) from and into Persian.
  5. Students will assimilate information about Iranian culture. They will obtain a deeper understanding of Iran¿s history, literature, art and culture.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsIMES Persian2B PG
Course organiserDr Azin Mostajer Haghighi
Tel: (0131 6)50 8433
Course secretaryMrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161
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