Undergraduate Course: Advanced Persian (IMES10081)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||Advanced Persian aims to enable students to have mastery of all aspects of higher Persian and develop further reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
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)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| Coursebooks
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 100,
Summative Assessment Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Mid-Semester Test 1 - Online Translation Persian to English (5%)
December Exam - Online submitted Essay (20%)
Mid-Semester Test 2 - Translation English to Persian (5%)
Listening Assessment (15%)
May Exam in May exam diet (30%)
Oral assessment 30%: 3 oral presentations 15% (each 5%) + Oral assessment (15%)
||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)||Advanced Persian||3:00|
|Main Exam Diet S1 (December)||1:30|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Read, understand and analyse written and aural materials of various types. They will be able to appreciate and use Modern Persian as a form of communication and a form of literature.
- Translate and analyse a variety of Persian media literature from and into Persian.
- Produce written Persian on a variety of social, political and cultural topics both in long and summary forms.
- Understand and analyse standards spoken Persian, live or broadcast, interviews, talk shows and films on a variety of topics.
- Produce well-developed and detailed description and discussion on a wide range of topics. They can form an argument, highlighting significant points and give a presentation and engage in discussion with audience.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Keywords||IMES Adv Persian
|Course organiser||Dr Azin Mostajer Haghighi
Tel: (0131 6)50 8433
|Course secretary||Ms Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618