- Code PERS1002
- 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
This course extends from Introductory Persian A. Students will develop their skills in reading, writing and conversation and undertake translation from and into Persian at a higher introductory level. Students will develop a larger vocabulary relating to a wider range of topics, building on their studies in Introductory Persian A.
Course Instruction Method and Enrolment (Mode of Delivery) Introductory Persian B may be taken either on-campus or online. Both Modes of Delivery provide an equivalent introductory foundation in the Persian language for all four fundamental language skills and have an equivalent workload. ANU students will normally enrol in the on-campus mode of delivery but may also enrol online (subject to visa requirements); students from other institutions around Australia or internationally may elect to enrol cross-institutionally in the online course.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Read Persian texts in simple and calligraphic styles containing frequent structural forms and patterns with confidence;
- 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;
- 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; and,
- 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.
- On-campus Mode of Delivery: (null) [LO null]
- Short-Response Homework Assignments of 200-300 words (10%), [LO 1, 3, 4] (10) [LO 1,3,4]
- 30-minute In-Class Review Quizzes (20%: 2 / 10% each) [LO 1, 2, 3, 4] (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Class Participation (10%), [LO 1, 2, 3, 4] (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- 1-hour In-Class Mid-semester Test (written - 20%),[LO 1, 3] (20) [LO 1,3]
- 2-hour Final Exam in Exam Period (40%): 1.5-hour written (30%) [LO 1, 3, 4]; 5-10 minute oral component conducted after completion of written exam (10%) [LO 1, 2, 4] (40) [LO 1,3,4]
- Online Mode of Delivery: (null) [LO null]
- Completion of online lessons and virtual classroom exercises (10%), [LO 1, 2, 3, 4] (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Fortnightly Online Quizzes via Wattle (30%: 6 / 5% each), [LO 1, 3, 4] (30) [LO 1,3,4]
- 2-hour Final Test via Wattle (20%), [LO 1, 3, 4] (20) [LO 1,3,4]
- Written Compositions submitted via Wattle every three weeks (20%: 4 / 5% at less than 200-words each), [LO 1, 3] (20) [LO 1,3]
- 10-minute Online Oral Class Presentation via Adobe Connect (20%), [LO 2, 3, 4] (20) [LO 2,3,4]
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WorkloadIn Person: 130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 60 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 48 hours of lectures and language classes; and b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Online: 130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: made up of online seminars, language classes and structured activities; and b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Study materials to be provided by lecturer.
Preliminary ReadingLearning 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.farsidic.com/ on-line dictionary
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- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7072||22 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2019||25 Oct 2019||In Person||N/A|
|8232||22 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2019||25 Oct 2019||Online||N/A|
|9969||22 Jul 2019||29 Jul 2019||31 Aug 2019||25 Oct 2019||Online||N/A|