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Kamran Scot Aghaie, Chair CAL 528 | 204 W 21st St F9400 | Austin, TX 78712-1029 • 512-471-3881

Fall 2006

PRS 312K • Second-Year Persian I

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
43095 TTh
5:00 PM-6:30 PM
CAL 200
Michael HILLMANn

Course Description

PRS 312K is an intermediate Persian language course for students who have completed a year of university Persian study (e.g., PRS 506/7) or its equivalent. PRS 312K aims primarily to improve student proficiency in reading Persian and secondarily to improve Persian listening and speaking skills. PRS 312K is a proficiency- and performance-based course, which takes place in a communicative environment, which means that Persian is the language of instruction and communication in and outside of class. In conjunction with the course, an optional extra conversation hour takes place on Wednesdays from 4 to 5:30 pm. This PRS 312K course leads to PRS 312L and to student proficiency in maintaining and improving Persian skills through self-study. By the end of PRS 312L, students can enjoy reading Persian newspapers and magazines, listening to Persian radio, and watching Persian television and Iranian movies. "Enjoy" doesn't mean understanding everything, but rather understanding enough to make a reading or listening experience meaningful and fun.

Grading Policy

Course grades are based on class participation, including review quizzes on material covered in class (20%), homework assignments (50%), and a review test on the third-to-last day of class (30%). The course has no final examination.


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