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Undergraduate Course: Persian 1b (IMES08047)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 8 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is designed to further develop students primary knowledge of Persian. The course introduces the main features of Persian grammar together with a vocabulary in an interactive communicative setting. It is designed to provide students with the key tools to understand, speak, read and write elementary Persian.
Course description The course follows a combination of the exercises and photocopied extracts from different books. Translation, writing and grammar exercises are regularly given as homework, which is later corrected and analysed.
Auditing/Class Only is not permitted for any languages courses.
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 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( 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 137 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 60 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 20 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Class work - 15% (including class tests)
Mid-Semester test 5%
Written Exam 60%
Oral Exam 20%
Feedback 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.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)3:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Understand and acquire knowledge of different structures of Persian grammar and carry out basic translation of a passage from and into Persian.tures of Persian grammar. They will be able to form longer sentences through joining phrases and write in different tenses in Persian.
  2. Form longer sentences through joining phrases and write 70-90 words in different tenses and grammatical constructs in Persian.
  3. Read simple text using a range of vocabulary on a range of different topics.
  4. Understand simple everyday familiar topics and carry out conversation in elementary Persian to introduce them and describe simple situations.
  5. Acquire knowledge of Iranian culture as learning Persian takes place against a context of Persian culture and civilization.
Reading List
Saffar Moqaddam, A. (1997), Farsi 1, council for development of Persian language and literature, Tehran (The handbook will be available at the departmental office)
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Course organiserDr Azin Mostajer Haghighi
Tel: (0131 6)50 8433
Course secretaryMiss Kara McCormack
Tel: (0131 6)50 3030
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