- Code PERS6005
- 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, Language Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
First Semester 2015
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This course builds on the Introductory and Intermediate levels of Persian language. This subject 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 moderate to advanced complexity and the capacity to use such structures clearly and accurately; interpreting messages of a medium 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 in the modern period, and translation of texts of moderate difficulty from Persian to English and English to Persian.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
(1) Demonstrate sufficient comprehension to understand most factual material in
relatively technical prose as well as some discussions on concrete topics related
to personal and social interests
(2) Demonstrate ability to separate main ideas and details from lesser ones and use
that distinction to advance understanding
(3) Demonstrate use of linguistic context and real-world knowledge to make
sensible guesses about unfamiliar material
(4) Possess an active reading vocabulary demonstrating the ability to identify main
ideas and to distinguish these from subsidiary ideas
(5) be able to comprehend the influence of long-term cultural background on
current social and political situations
(1) Initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations and satisfy
unlimited social demands
(2) Use fairly accurate grammatical relations
(3) Exhibit various forms of verb tenses
(4) Demonstrate accurate pronunciation and intonation
(1) Demonstrate ability to write and translate texts of moderate difficulty from Persian to English and vice versa using a dictionary
(2) Demonstrate control of the most common formats and punctuation conventions
(3) Demonstrate good control of morphology of language and of the most
frequently used syntactic structures
(4) Writing, particularly in Nastaliq, is legible to native readers
(1) Comprehend conversations of personal, social topics at upper-intermediate
(2) Demonstrate flexibility in understanding of a range of circumstances beyond
immediate survival needs when listening to audio-visual facilities
(3) Understand and distinguish without difficulty various application of syntax and
Weekly assignments (10%), quizzes (10%), attendance (10%), class performance (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 TextsSaffar-Moghaddam, Ahmad. Vol. 4, Persian Language: History, Culture and Civilization of Iran, Tehran: Council for Promotion of Persian Language and Literature, 2007
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1085||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|