Postgraduate Course: Persian 1B for PG Credit (IMES11108)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Persian 1B for PG Credit is designed to complement the Persian 1A for PG Credit elementary course in Modern Persian. It also continues to introduce students to the fundamentals of Spoken Persian. It is worth 20 credits and runs in Semester 2 only.
Successful completion of Persian 1A for PG Credit, or equivalent, is an essential requirement for entry to the course.
1) Academic description: Persian 1B for PG Credit is designed to complement the Persian 1A for PG Credit elementary course in Modern Persian. It also continues to introduce students to the fundamentals of Spoken Persian. It is worth 20 credits and runs in Semester 2 only. Successful completion of Persian 1A for PG Credit, or equivalent, is an essential requirement for entry to the course. Students will learn how to use Persian grammar and vocabulary related to topics such as travel, sport and leisure, daily life, and culture; conduct basic social conversations, and conversations about specific topics; extract information from texts, and write passages in Modern Persian.
2) Outline Content: the class follows a combination of topics to develop further the 4 language skills as well as translation. Students will be exposed further to Persian society, history and culture through sample readings, writings, discussions, and other activities. Students will learn Persian grammar including different tenses, conditional and subjunctive and also vocabulary related to topics related daily life, hobbies, and social issues and conduct basic social conversations.
3) Student Learning Experience: Students normally (pre-Covid 19) take 5 hours of contact per week on different skills of language. They also engage with weekly homework assignments, including grammar, vocabulary, reading comprehension, writing and listening assignments; quizzes and online content.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, 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)
||Coursework: 40% [including the mid-semester test]
Written exam: 60% [Written 80% and Oral 20%]
||Students will receive feedback on formative homework assignments on a weekly basis.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Persian 1b||3:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Understand and acquire knowledge of different structures of Persian grammar and carry out basic translation of a passage from and into Persian.
- They will be able to form longer sentences through joining phrases and write in different tenses in Persian and write 70-90 words in different tenses and grammatical constructs in Persian.
- Read simple text using a range of vocabulary on a range of topics.
- Understand simple everyday familiar topics and carry out conversation in elementary Persian to introduce them and describe simple situations.
- Acquire knowledge of Persianate culture as learning Persian takes place against a context of Persian culture and civilization.
|All resources for the course are in-house material and are available on Learn.|
Introduction to Persian, Revised Fourth Edition, Wheeler M. Thackston, 2010
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Research and Enquiry:
A. Students will be able to use the basic Persian they have learned in research projects, and seek out opportunities in the Persianate world and in communication with speakers of Persian.
B. Personal and Intellectual Autonomy: Students will be able to read the Persian script, and understand and independently evaluate basic texts, sources, and speech in the language.
C. Communication: Students will develop basic communication skills in Spoken and written Persian, and enhance their understanding of and engagement with the Middle East and Persian-speaking communities.
D. Personal effectiveness: Students will learn to function independently in basic Persian, influence positively through communicating with others in Persian, and adapt to new situations where Persian is spoken.
|Keywords||Grammar,Writing,Speaking,Reading,Translation from/into Persian,Persian society and culture
|Course organiser||Dr Azin Mostajer Haghighi
Tel: (0131 6)50 8433
|Course secretary||Mrs Anne Budo
Tel: (0131 6)50 4161