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Undergraduate Course: Persian Language Acquisition Through Residence/Study Abroad (Full Time) (IMES10096)

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)
Course typeYear Abroad AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits80 ECTS Credits40
SummaryThis course consists of time spent abroad studying Persian language and culture at a university or other approved institution in a Persian-speaking country, or at an approved institution elsewhere.
Course description Students will improve their knowledge of the four basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in Persian Language as well as broaden their familiarity with Persian/Iranian and Islamic/ Middle Eastern culture. This will include contact hours at the language institution, guided study, and independent learning.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
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: 800 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 16, Placement Study Abroad Hours 784, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 0 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) When studying in a Persian speaking country, there is no formal assessment of the time abroad. Rather, knowledge of the language and culture studied is assessed via the entire range of 4th year course, especially the specifically language-based ones. Additionally, in the case of attending an ERASMUS approved institution, assessment is based on a transcript from the host institution on a pass/fail basis.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. improve their knowledge of the four basic skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in persian.
  2. engage in converstion on a variety of topics.
  3. produce complex written arguments in Persian.
  4. broaden their familiarity with Persian/Iranian and Islamic/Middle Eastern culture.
Reading List
Not applicable.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills A. Research and enquiry: students will acquire new knowledge through lectures, independent reading and reflection, and independent research.
B. Language Skills: Students will improve their language skills and will be exposed to the nuances of both written and oraI Persian skills.
C. Personality: Students will develop their personality by having to live in a new environment which will challenge them to learn and adopt to the new context while learning and studying Persian.

KeywordsPersian,Year Abroad,Persian Studies,Iran,language
Course organiserDr Azin Mostajer Haghighi
Tel: (0131 6)50 8433
Course secretaryMr Iain Harrison
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