- Code PERS6006
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Persian
- Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Zahra Taheri
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2014
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This course builds on Advanced Persian A. It will develop various skills such as the capacity to use some idiomatic and conversational forms and ability to use them freely in speech; proficiency in written structures of advanced complexity and the capacity to use such structures clearly and accurately; interpreting messages of an advanced level of complexity occurring in a variety of audio-visual media and individual and group spoken forms. Students should become conversant in some aspects of advanced Persian syntax and morphology, the historical development of Persian language and literature up to the modern period including some examples of literary writing and translation of sophisticated classical and modern poetry and prose.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
At the conclusion of the course, students will have achieved language competency in the following skills:
(1) Demonstrate sufficient comprehension to understand most factual material in
technical prose as well as some discussions on concrete topics related to
personal and social interests
(2) Demonstrate use of linguistic context to make sensible understanding of
poetic and prosodic materials
(3) Possess an active reading vocabulary demonstrating the ability to identify main
ideas and to distinguish these from subsidiary ideas
(4) be able to comprehend the influence of long-term cultural, historical and
political backgrounds on classical and modern writings and ability to
(1) Initiate and maintain unpredictable face-to-face conversations in various
social, cultural and political contexts
(2) Use accurate grammatical relations
(3) Exhibit various forms of verb tenses
(4) Demonstrate accurate pronunciation and intonation
(1) Demonstrate strong ability to write and translate texts of advanced difficulty
from Persian to English and vice versa using a dictionary
(2) Demonstrate good control of morphology of language and of the most
frequently used syntactic structures
(3) Writing, particularly in Nastaliq, which is legible to native readers
(1) Comprehend conversations of personal, social topics at advanced level with
(2) Demonstrate authority in understanding of a range of circumstances beyond
average topics, when listening to audio-visual facilities
(3) Understand and distinguish without difficulty various application of syntax and
General Homework (10%), quizzes (10%), attendance (10%), class participation (10%), mid-semester test (written 20%), final exam (oral 10% and written 30%)
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WorkloadFour hours of lectures per week
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsLearning Resources, Prescribed Texts and Readings:
A wide range of literary materials will be provided in the form of a brick. More handouts will be given by the lecturer to cover various other aspects of the course.
On-Line Learning Resources
http://www.farsidic.com/ on-line dictionary
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6219||21 Jul 2014||08 Aug 2014||31 Aug 2014||30 Oct 2014||In Person||N/A|