Academic year
2020/2021 Syllabus of previous years
Official course title
Course code
LM250T (AF:334027 AR:181048)
On campus classes
ECTS credits
Degree level
Master's Degree Programme (DM270)
Educational sector code
1st Semester
Course year
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This course first represents a stage of consolidation and improvement of the linguistic skills acquired during the undergraduate course. The aim of the course is therefore to introduce students to different kind of contemporary Persian texts, like roman, novel, essay, poetry,etc. studing the specific lexicon, structure of sentence and idiomatic sentences.
On the other hand, a seminar is planned on the following topic: The construction of the idea of 'justice' in Persian literature. Students will be suggested classical and modern literary texts (prose and poetry) that show the development of the concept of justice in the way it has been expressed in literature. On the basis of these readings, taking into account a historical contextualization, students will try to outline the characteristics of the idea of justice conveyed by literary texts. The seminar will include a written report and an oral exposition.

At the end of the course the student will acquire the theoretical and practical skills to face independently and critically the reading and translating of modern literary texts of different nature; will be familiar with the main tools necessary for the comprehension of the texts (specialized dictionaries, lexical databases, repertoires of idiomatic forms, checks on network of the use and the functions of particular linguistic expressions, etc.). The work with CEL will be focused in particular on the Media language.
Solid knowledge of Persian at an intermediate level.
Shahname-ye Ferdusi (Kave-ye dadkhwah)
Siyasat name by Nezam al Molk
Siyar al moluk by al Ghazali
Kabus name by Kay Kaus Ibn Iskandar

Gholam Hossey Sa'edi, Chashm dar barabar-e chash (thatre)
Thematic and lexical analysis of texts.
Texts used by the CEL, dr Heidari:

Hillmann, Michael Craig and Sarraf, Ramin, Persian newspaper reader, Hyattsville : Dunwoody Press, 2000 (USA)
What the Persian Media says, A Coursebook, By Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi, Routledge 2015
Paper and translation without dictionary.
Spoken and written Persian.
The course consists in lectures, seminars and group works
written and oral
Definitive programme.
Last update of the programme: 23/09/2020