Undergraduate Module Descriptor

ARA3144: Advanced Persian Language I

This module descriptor refers to the 2018/9 academic year.


NQF Level 6
Credits 15 ECTS Value 7.5
Term(s) and duration

This module ran during term 1 (11 weeks)

Academic staff

Mr Ali Mossadegh (Lecturer)


ARA2151 Intermediate Persian II or equivalent competence



Available via distance learning


This course is intended solely for advanced students of Persian (prerequisite: Intermediate Persian II [ARA 2151]), focusing on developing your advanced Persian language skills – spoken, listening, reading and writing. You will read and discuss selections from advanced classical Persian texts, such as Sa‘di’s Gulistan, poetry of Umar Khayyam, Rumi, Hafiz and Parvin Etesami. You will also read from selections from modern Iranian literature, poetry and media, and listen to the BBC Persian service. You will also study higher Persian grammar and advanced sentence syntactical constructions. After taking this course, the language skills acquired during your study of elementary and intermediate Persian, in respect to listening, speaking, translating and writing Persian, will have been vastly expanded.

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