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Undergraduate Course: Intensive Persian (IMES10070)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits40 ECTS Credits20
SummaryThe course is an intermediate level Persian language course for Honours students pursing a single or joint honours degree in Persian. It is worth 40 credits.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 1
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 400 ( Lecture Hours 70, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 5, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 8, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 316 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 40 %, Coursework 40 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Semester 1: 4 hours per week on-campus assessed with assessments making up 60% of the final grade as follows:
Coursework 30% (made of Translation marked homework 5%, Oral presentations 5%, Essay writing 5%, Aural, vocabulary and comprehension class tests 15%)
Oral exam 20%
Written exam 50%

Semester 2: Digital delivery (with assessments worth 40% of the final grade): Coursework 80% (Translation 20%, Oral presentations 20%, Essay writing 20%, Aural, vocabulary and comprehension 20%)
Oral exam 20%
Feedback Not entered
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)Intensive Persian3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Read and understand texts from newspapers and news websites with familiar topics and texts on subjects of personal interests. Translate a paragraph (around 100 words) from and into Persian on familiar topics related to lifestyle, social issues and culture.
  2. Understand information about everyday related topics, follow clear speech directed at them, and follow some TV programmes on familiar topics.
  3. Write text to explain the main points relating to an idea, social issue, or form a reasonable argument.
  4. Describe social situations, personal experiences, opinions and can develop an argument. They can prepare presentations and answer questions. Understand and acquire sufficient range of vocabulary to describe a variety of situations and to express opinions and thoughts on abstract, social and cultural topics.
  5. Obtain a deeper understanding of Persian civilization and culture through their reading, aural and oral class material.
Reading List
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsIMES IntPersian
Course organiserDr Azin Mostajer Haghighi
Tel: (0131 6)50 8433
Course secretaryMs Monique Brough
Tel: (0131 6)50 3618
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