- Code PERS6002
- 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 Online or In Person
- Co-taught Course
Second Semester 2020
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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;
- 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; and,
- compose extended text on a sophisticated topic of personal or academic interest with advanced introductory writing style beyond that normally expected at introductory level correctly employing formal Persian style with minimal error.
- On-campus Mode of Delivery (null) [LO null]
- Short-Response Homework Assignments of 200-300 words (10) [LO 1,3,4]
- In-Class Review Quizzes (2 x 5% each) (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Class Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- In-Class Mid-semester Test (written) (10) [LO 1,3]
- 2-hour Final Exam in Exam Period (oral 10% and written 30%) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- 500-word extended written text in Persian on topic agreed with lecturer (20) [LO 1,3,5]
- Online Mode of Delivery (null) [LO null]
- Completion of online lessons and virtual classroom exercises (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Online Review Quizzes (4 x 5% each) (20) [LO 1,3,4]
- Written Compositions submitted via Wattle (2 x 10% each) (20) [LO 1,3]
- 5-10 minute Online Oral Presentation via recording (20) [LO 2,3,4]
- Final Exam in Exam 3-hour (20) [LO 1,3,4]
- 500-word extended written text in Persian on topic agreed with lecturer (10) [LO 1,3,5]
In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle.
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In Person: 130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 60 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 48 hours of lectures and 12 hours of conversation classes; and b) 70 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: online lectures, conversation classes and structured activities; and b) 82 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Learning 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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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7062||27 Jul 2020||03 Aug 2020||31 Aug 2020||30 Oct 2020||Online or In Person||N/A|
|7834||27 Jul 2020||03 Aug 2020||31 Aug 2020||30 Oct 2020||Online or In Person||N/A|