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Undergraduate Course: Advanced Persian (IMES10081)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryAdvanced Persian aims to enable students to have mastery of all aspects of higher Persian and develop further reading, writing, speaking and listening skills.
Course description 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs Coursebooks
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  None
Course Start Full Year
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 100, Summative Assessment Hours 3, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 93 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 50 %, Coursework 20 %, Practical Exam 30 %
Additional Information (Assessment) 2 Mid-term tests 10%
December written exam 10%
Coursework 10%
Aural exam May 10%
May written exam 40%
Oral assessment May 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)Advanced Persian3:00
Main Exam Diet S1 (December)3:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. 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.
  2. Translate and analyse a variety of Persian media literature from and into Persian.
  3. Produce written Persian on a variety of social, political and cultural topics both in long and summary forms.
  4. Understand and analyse standards spoken Persian, live or broadcast, interviews, talk shows and films on a variety of topics.
  5. 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.
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Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
KeywordsIMES Adv Persian
Course organiserDr Azin Mostajer Haghighi
Tel: (0131 6)50 8433
Course secretaryMs June Cahongo
Tel: (0131 6)50 3620
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