Syllabus for Applied Persian

Tillämpad persiska

A revised version of the syllabus is available.

Syllabus

  • 30 credits
  • Course code: 5JR425
  • Education cycle: First cycle
  • Main field(s) of study and in-depth level: Iranian Languages G2F

    Explanation of codes

    The code indicates the education cycle and in-depth level of the course in relation to other courses within the same main field of study according to the requirements for general degrees:

    First cycle

    • G1N: has only upper-secondary level entry requirements
    • G1F: has less than 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G1E: contains specially designed degree project for Higher Education Diploma
    • G2F: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • G2E: has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirements, contains degree project for Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
    • GXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

    Second cycle

    • A1N: has only first-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1F: has second-cycle course/s as entry requirements
    • A1E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (60 credits)
    • A2E: contains degree project for Master of Arts/Master of Science (120 credits)
    • AXX: in-depth level of the course cannot be classified

  • Grading system: Fail (U), Pass (G), Pass with distinction (VG)
  • Established: 2007-11-08
  • Established by: The Faculty Board of Languages
  • Revised: 2012-08-31
  • Revised by: The Department Board
  • Applies from: Spring 2013
  • Entry requirements: Persian 2 or Persian A and B
  • Responsible department: Department of Linguistics and Philology

Decisions and guidelines

The course is an independent course.

The course can be counted to the minor field Persian in a Bachelor's degree.

Learning outcomes

The course intends to provide advanced knowledge of spoken and written modern Persian and good knowledge about daily life in Iran or Tajikistan.

On completion of the course, to earn the grade Pass the student should at least be able to:

  • read and translate Persian fiction and non-fiction;
  • translate and account for the contents of news articles in Persian newspapers;
  • summarise and comment on televised newscasts and socially oriented programs on Persian television;
  • hold a conversation about contemporary social situations with Persian native language speakers;
  • write letters and reports in Persian;
  • give a detailed account of the geography, culture and way of life in Iran or Tajikistan.

Content

Studies during one semester at a language school in Iran or Tajikistan which has been approved by the Department for this purpose.

Instruction

Instruction consists of lectures, workshops and assessment.

The student's own learning activities are crucial for completion of the course.

Assessment

The students show the results of their learning through a combination of different forms of assessment,

which can be either oral or written.

They can take place at scheduled time and location (for instance within the framework of regular teaching), or be such that the student carry out alone.

Information regarding assessment will be announced at the beginning of the course.

Course level in relation to degree requirements

The course is identical with Persian 4 on Oriental Studies.

It may be included in Bachelor's degree with Persian as main subject provided that Persian A-D has been completed.

Other directives

The course should preferably be taken at language school in Iran or Tajikistan which has been approved by the Department for this purpose.

Reading list

Reading list

Applies from: Spring 2013

Some titles may be available electronically through the University library.