• 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 UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Zahra Taheri
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course builds on the Introductory and Intermediate levels of Persian language. This subject will develop the full range of linguistic skills in Persian such as the capacity to use idiomatic and conversational forms and 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 examples of literary writing in the modern period, and translation of texts of moderate difficulty from Persian to English and English to Persian.

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 competency in understanding factual material on concrete and abstract topics, while using knowledge of linguistic and cultural context to understand current social and political situations.
  2. Demonstrate command of grammar, pronunciation, and intonation accurately in all social contexts with minimal difficulty to satisfy social and informational demands.
  3. Demonstrate ability to write and translate texts of moderate difficulty between Persian and English (bi-directional) with good control of correct morphology, syntactical structures, punctuation, and in a legible and stylistically correct handwriting.
  4. Comprehend and participate in conversations on personal, social, and some limited abstract and academic topics at upper-intermediate and advanced levels.
 

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 Assignments, 150 words each (10%) [LO 1, 2]
Two Quizzes (10% each for a total of 20%) [LO 1, 2, 3]
Mid-semester written test, 1 hour (20%) [LO 2,3]
Participation (10%) [LO 1, 4]
Exam, 2 hours (10% oral and 30% written for a total of 40%) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4]
 
Online Mode of Delivery:
Weekly Written Assessment, 150 words each (30%) [LO 1,2]
Participation (10%) [LO 1,2,4]
Two oral assessment, 5 mins (15% each for a total of 30%) [LO 1, 2, 4]
Final Exam, 2 hours (30%) [LO 1,2,3,4]
 

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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 PERS2004 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 PERS6005.

Prescribed Texts

To be advised on the course Wattle site.

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
2071 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A
Online
4753 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 Online N/A

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