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PR4020   Introduction to Classical Persian Literature

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 10

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Entry to Persian honours programme

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module will offer students the initial tools for reading classical Persian poetry and prose. It will provide the basic historical and analytical knowledge needed for the critical understanding of major genres and themes in classical Persian literature. It will also familiarize students with the literary schools instrumental in the development of the Persian literary heritage. Through the study of selected texts, students will learn about the figures of speech, poetic and prose structures and imagery common to classical Persian literary texts. They will also read brief biographies of several key figures in Persian classical literature and read and translate at least one sample work by each author.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Permission of the Persian Honours Adviser. Before taking this module you must pass PR4001

Co-requisite(s): You must also take PR4002

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2-hour seminar plus 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: 5,000 word essay


Module teaching staff: Dr S Talajooy