• Total units 24 Units
  • Specialisation code PERS-SPEC
  • Academic career Postgraduate
Persian Language and Culture Specialisation

ANU is Australia's leading university in research and teaching of languages. Make the most of your opportunity to learn a new language, or extend your knowledge of a language you already know, while applying to this language the skills of analysis and description that you will master in your degree.

Specialists from the ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences will equip you with critical language learning approaches and an in-depth understanding of how to apply that knowledge. You will be taught by Persian specialists.

Career opportunities

This specialisation will advance your career in language-related and cross-cultural work in government and non-government organisations, language technologies or as an independent language practitioner or researcher.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
  1. demonstrate general fluency in oral and written expression as well as in aural and reading comprehension, covering expression in different registers from everyday language use to academic language;
  2. express themselves orally and in writing in different genres;
  3. understand key aspects of culture, history, politics and society;
  4. demonstrate intercultural awareness, including critically comparing and reflecting on cross-cultural differences between Persian-speaking and Australian cultures and/or their native culture; and
  5. conduct research on a topic related to Persian and its associated cultures, and to write an essay on their research outcomes.
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Requirements

This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 12 units must come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
PERS6001 Introductory Persian A 6
PERS6002 Introductory Persian B 6
PERS6004 Intermediate Persian B 6
PERS6005 Advanced Persian A 6
PERS6006 Advanced Persian B 6
PERS6007 Applied Persian 12
  PERS 8003: Intermediate Persian A

A maximum of 12 units may come from completion of courses from the following list:

Code Title Units
LANG6001 Translation across Languages: The Translation of Literary Texts 6
LANG6002 Translation across Languages: Specialised Materials 6
LANG6016 Translation Project 6
  LANG 6040: Critical Readings
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