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PR2002 Intermediate Persian 2

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

This is the second of two intermediate level Persian modules. In tutorials, applied language work uses passages from contemporary and modern writings, selected for their relevance to the understanding of contemporary issues, language and thought. In classes/lectures, representative literary texts provide insights into key themes in Iranian culture. By the end of the module the students are expected to be competent in: a) Reading and translating newspapers on contemporary topics. b) Conversing and engaging in discussion about contemporary topics related to the Middle Eastern and Iranian culture.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Persian

Available to any degree programme.

UG Pre-requisite(s):PR2001

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:4 lectures, 1 tutorial and 1 surgery hour.
Total module hours:
  • Scheduled learning: 55
  • Guided independent study: 145

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