• 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
  • Course convener
    • Dr Zahra Taheri
  • Mode of delivery Online
  • Offered in 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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. read Persian texts in simple and calligraphic styles containing frequent structural forms and patterns with confidence;
  2. 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;
  3. 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,
  4. 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.

Other Information

Open Universities Australia Enrolment and Fees

Please refer to the Open Universities Australia website for OUA enrolment deadlines and fees.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Quizzes (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Class Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Mid-semester Test (20) [LO 1,3]
  4. Oral Presentation (10) [LO 2,3,4]
  5. Written Compositions (10) [LO 1,3]
  6. Final Test via Wattle (30) [LO 1,3,4]

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Workload

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.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed PERS1001; or with permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed PERS2003, PERS2004, PERS3005, PERS3006, PERS3007, PERS6002, PERS6003, PERS6004, PERS6005, PERS6006, or PERS6007

Prescribed Texts

Study materials to be provided by lecturer.

Preliminary Reading

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.persian-language.org/

www.irib.ir/radio/adab/shaer.htm

http://www.iranianshouse.org/

http://www.farsidic.com/    on-line dictionary

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found 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
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
ANU Online
7363 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 Online N/A
OUA Online
7364 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 Online N/A

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