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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3144: Advanced Persian Language I

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Aims

The aim of this course is to begin to initiate you into the higher reaches of Persian language studies, in particular in relation to classical and modern Persian Literature, as well as introduce you into some important varieties of modern Iranian media (audio and visual). A great deal of your participation in the class will focus on helping you develop your written and spoken Persian language abilities, such as your ability to watch, comprehend and discuss the subjects broached in today’s Persian TV talk shows, and other types of media. The course also aims to familiarize you with the basics of higher Persian grammar and some of more sophisticated aspects of Persian culture and civilisation. 

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here – you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. deal with advanced written and aural materials of various types in Persian;
2. produce grammatically accurate written Persian in summary form or more extensively;
Discipline-Specific Skills3. peruse at a reasonable speed (and demonstrate comprehension of) classical Persian literary texts;
4. acquire an advanced understanding of the importance of Persian language and civilisation in the broader context of Islamic civilisation and culture;
Personal and Key Skills5. demonstrate an appreciation of Modern Persian as a form of communication;
6. demonstrate an appreciation of Classical Persian as a form of literature; and
7. develop time management skills and ability to conduct independent study, as well as working in groups in conversation and text-based work.