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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA1013: Elementary Persian

This module descriptor refers to the 2019/0 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Introduction to Persian Language, Literature, Culture and Civilization (lecture)

Basic structure of the Persian Language (text-based study)

Elementary Persian Grammar (text-based study)

Mid-term exam

Intermediate Persian Grammar (text-based study)

Review of entire class


Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 44Teaching varies between lectures and commentary on the main textbook (Thackston), in-class readings, translation and discussion of Persian texts; translation (Persian->English) exercises done collectively by the whole class; regular vocabulary reviews; the reading of poetic and prose texts aloud together. Handouts are provided regularly, including sheets that discuss difficult points of grammar, and literary texts (prose and poetry) to illustrate aspects of Persian language.
Guided Independent study106Homework assignments, library, research etc.

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).