- 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, Cultural Studies, Middle East Studies, Central Asia Studies, Language Studies
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Alam Saleh
- Mode of delivery Online
Second Semester 2023
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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. 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.
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- Quizzes (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Class Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Mid-semester Test (20) [LO 1,3]
- Oral Presentation (10) [LO 2,3,4]
- Written Compositions (10) [LO 1,3]
- Final Test via Wattle (30) [LO 1,3,4]
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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.
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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