• 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 UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Zahra Taheri
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course extends on the foundation built in Introductory Persian A and B. It involves a more detailed presentation of functions of the language, oral and aural practice, and reading of texts and the writing of compositions that incorporate features of the language already presented through some important cultural issues. On completion of this subject students will have acquired upper-intermediate proficiency in Persian conversational forms, a reasonable proficiency in written structures and an ability to formulate such structures, an understanding of some of the commonly used grammatical structures of Persian and the ability to apply them in speech and writing, the ability to interpret messages of an average complexity occurring in some audio-visual media and in individual and group spoken forms, and familiarity with some of the dominant cultural ideas and forms in the Persian culture.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
 
1. Demonstrate sufficient reading comprehension to understand factual material in nontechnical prose as well as some discussions on concrete topics related to personal interests, social, cultural and historical matters using relevant knowledge of linguistic and cultural context.
2. Speak with understandable pronunciation and initiate and maintain predictable face-to-face conversations to satisfy regular social demands with fundamentally accurate grammar, common forms of verbs and tenses, and suitable vocabulary, including both formal and colloquial Persian.
3. Write routine social correspondence, about daily situations, current events and describe surroundings and causation with good control of morphology, punctuation and grammatical conventions.
4. Comprehend short conversations and questions about social, cultural, and historical issues with flexibility in understanding a range of circumstances beyond basic survival needs in present, future and past tenses.
 

Other Information

This course may be taken either on-campus or online. Both Modes of Delivery provide equivalent training in the Persian language for all language skills and have an equivalent workload. On-campus ANU students will normally enrol in the on-campus mode of delivery but may also enrol online (subject to visa requirements); students from other universities around Australia or internationally may elect to enrol cross-institutionally in the online course.
 

Indicative Assessment

On-campus Mode of Delivery:
 
Weekly Short-Response Assignments, less than 200-words each (10%) [LO 1, 3, 4]
Two quizzes, 30-minutes each held in class (10% each for a total of 20%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
Class participation (10%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
Mid-semester test, 1 hour held in class (20%) [1, 3]
Final Exam, 2 hours (10% oral and 30% written for a total of 40%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
 
Online Mode of Delivery:
 
Online participation (10%) [1, 2, 3, 4]
Four online quizzes (7.5% each for a total of 30%) [LO 1, 3, 4]
Two written assignments, 400 words each (10% each for a total of 20%) [LO 2, 3, 4]
Oral Presentations, 6-10 mins each (10% each for a total of 20%) [LO 2, 3, 4]
Final Exam, 3 hours (20%) [LO 1, 3, 4]
 

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Workload

On-Campus Mode of Delivery:
Four hours of lectures (may include language laboratory sessions) each week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to commit a further 6 hours to the completion of homework, assessments and independent study each teaching week of the semester (total 130 hours).
 
Online Mode of Delivery:
Three hours of online lessons including completion of practice exercises and activities and a one-hour online class seminar each week for 13 weeks. Students are expected to commit a further 6 hours to the completion of homework, assessments and independent study each teaching week of the semester (total 130 hours).
 

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed PERS1002 or have an equivalent level of language proficiency as demonstrated by a placement test or permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed PERS8003 or PERS6003.

Prescribed Texts

Saffar-Moghaddam, Ahmad. Book 4, History, Culture and Civilization 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, selected texts

Majors

Minors

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. Tuition fees are indexed annually. 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
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
In Person
2070 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A
Online
3949 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 Online N/A

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