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PR2001 Intermediate Persian 1

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2017/8
SCQF Level 8
Planned timetable:1.00 pm Mon to Fri

This is the first of the two intermediate level Persian modules. Students will develop skills to read more sophisticated texts written in the target language and translate them into English. They will also consolidate their understanding of Persian grammar and learn how to use it in reading, listening, speaking and writing. They will be introduced to vocabulary from a wider range of topics and will be able to hold longer conversations about those topics. They will be exposed to some basic classical Persian literature. By the end of the module the students are expected to be competent in: a) Conversation at an intermediate level on a variety of topics (modern events and Iranian culture); b) The discussion of a range of general topics and c) Reading and translating modern standard Persian texts from newspapers, short stories, etc.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Persian

Available to any degree programme.

UG Pre-requisite(s):PR1002
UG Modules required for:PR2002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:4 lectures, 1 tutorial and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 50
  • Guided independent study: 150

Assessment pattern

UG As defined by QAA:
  • Written examinations: 40%
  • Practical examinations: 20%
  • Coursework: 40%
UG As used by St Andrews:2-hour Written Examination = 40%, approximately 15-minute Oral Examination = 20%, Coursework = 40%
UG Re-assessment:3-hour Written Examination = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr M Ghorbankarimi
Module teaching staff:Dr M Ghorbankarimi