• Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Persian
  • Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Zahra Taheri
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2014
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This course extends from Introductory Persian A. Students will develop their skills in writing and conversation and undertake translation from and into Persian at higher introductory level.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Read Persian texts in simple and calligraphic styles containing frequent structural forms and patterns with confidence
  2. Speak with understandable pronunciation and initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations on personal, everyday and cultural topics with a demonstrated knowledge of social courtesy demands
  3. Write independently with full control of the Persian script with minimal grammatical and syntactical error (including in the present, past and future tenses) in handwriting and/or typing on social and cultural topics
  4. Comprehend medium-length conversations and questions beyond survival needs and meet social requirements in the present, past, and future tenses as well as the imperative
  5. Compose extended text on a sophisticated topic of personal or academic interest with advanced introductory writing style beyond that normally expected at introductory level correctly employing formal Persian style with minimal error.

Indicative Assessment

On-campus Mode of Delivery:

  1. Short-Response Homework Assignments of 200-300 words (10%), [LO 1, 3, 4]
  2. 30-minute In-Class Review Quizzes (20%: 2 / 10% each) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4] 
  3. Class Participation (10%), [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
  4. 1-hour In-Class Mid-semester Test (written - 10%), [LO 1, 3]
  5. 2-hour Final Exam in Exam Period (30%: oral 10% and written 30%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
  6. 500-word extended written text in Persian on topic agreed with lecturer; submit in last week of Semester (20%) [LO 1, 3, 5]

Online Mode of Delivery:

  1. Short-Response Homework Assignments of 200-300 words (10%), [LO 1, 3, 4]
  2. 30-minute In-Class Review Quizzes (20%: 2 / 10% each) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4] 
  3. Class Participation (10%), [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
  4. 1-hour In-Class Mid-semester Test (10%: written), [LO 1, 3]
  5. Final Exam in Exam Period (30%): 1.5-hour written (20%) [LO 1, 3, 4]; 5-10 minute oral component conducted after completion of written exam (10%) [LO 1, 2, 4]
  6. 500-word extended written text in Persian on topic agreed with lecturer; submit in last week of Semester (20%) [LO 1, 3, 5]

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Workload

On-Campus Mode of Delivery:
Four hours of lectures plus six hours of homework, assessment and personal study per week.

Online Mode of Delivery:
Three hours of online lessons including completion of practice exercises and activities, one-hour online class seminar per week plus six hours for completion of homework, assessment and personal study.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed PERS6001; or permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed PERS6002.

Prescribed Texts

Learning Resources, Prescribed Texts and Readings:

Saffar-Moghaddam, Ahmad. Book 2, The Capital of Iran, Tehran: Council for Promotion of Persian Language and Literature, 2007

Rafiee, Abdi. Colloquial Persian: The Complete Course for Beginners, New York: Routledge, 2001, (Lessons 5-9)

On-Line Learning Resources

http://www.persian-language.org/

www.irib.ir/radio/adab/shaer.htm

http://www.iranianshouse.org/

http://www.farsidic.com/    on-line dictionary

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1542
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $3618
2004 $3618
2005 $3618
2006 $3618
2007 $3618
2008 $3618
2009 $3618
2010 $3750
2011 $3756
2012 $3756
2013 $3756
2014 $3762
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6218 21 Jul 2014 08 Aug 2014 31 Aug 2014 30 Oct 2014 In Person N/A

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