- Code PERS3005
- 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, Cultural Studies, Middle East Studies, Language Studies, Linguistics
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Zahra Taheri
- Mode of delivery Online
First Semester 2022
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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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- 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;
- demonstrate command of grammar, pronunciation, and intonation accurately in all social contexts with minimal difficulty to satisfy social and informational demands;
- 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; and
- comprehend and participate in conversations on personal, social, and some limited abstract and academic topics at upper-intermediate and advanced levels.
Students from other universities around Australia or internationally may elect to enrol cross-institutionally in this online course.
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- Written Assignments (20) [LO 1,2]
- Quizzes (20) [LO 1,2,3]
- Mid-semester test (10) [LO 2,3]
- Participation (10) [LO 1,4]
- Final Exam (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Oral assessments (20) [LO 1,2,4]
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130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: online lectures, conversation classes and structured activities; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
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