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PR3022   Modernity and Iranian Drama

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 9

Semester: 1

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

Students study five Iranian plays by Hassan Moqaddam, Bahram Beyzaie, Bahman Forsi, Mohammad Yaqubi and Nghmeh Samini, selected to trigger discussions about, modernity and its pitfalls, resistance and cultural transformation, and the aesthetics of modern drama. The students will also translate some passages of the plays and discuss their performing potential. While the course is language-based, the module is designed to broaden students' knowledge of the history of Iranian modernity, and the aesthetic qualities and cultural functions of Iranian drama and its relationship with world drama. It will also provide them with the opportunity to improve their textual analysis and write critical pieces in Persian.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you must pass PR3002

Co-requisite(s): You must also take PR4001

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour lecture and 1 surgery hour

Scheduled learning hours: 22

Guided independent study hours: 128

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 0%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 100%

Re-assessment: 4,500 - 5,000 word essay


Module teaching staff: Dr S Talajooy