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Unformatted text preview: MDES 250 Jan 09, 2012- April 27, 2012 Spring 2012 Page 1 of 5 Introduction to Contemporary Persian IV 41511R University of Southern California Instructor: Peyman Nojoumian Middle East Studies Program Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Class meets on: MTWTh , 12:00-12:50, VKC 103 Office Hours: MTWTh 01:00 - 02:00 PM or by appointment THH 449C Phone: (213) 740-2310 Course Description and Objectives : MDES 250 is an Intermediate II Persian course designed to further develop listening, speaking, writing and reading comprehension skills on a cultural context. This semester, I will teach my newly developed Intermediate Business Persian course sponsored by the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER). The course employs a task-based methodology and utilizes the following real-life tasks in a business cultural context: Reading/listening to media and finding specific information. Listening/Reading and discerning facts from opinions Listening/Reading and providing analysis or expressing personal opinion on a topic currently discussed in the media Listening/Reading for sorting information, categorizing, similarities and differences or finding patterns Writing simple paragraphs and reports Presenting ideas and information in the form of narration and descriptions The course includes eight interactive modules and incorporates business contents that are appropriate for intermediate language learners. Evaluation The final grade will be calculated according to the following criteria: Participation 10% Assignments 10% Portfolio Presentation 20% Mid Term 30% Final Exam 30% MDES 250 Jan 09, 2012- April 27, 2012 Spring 2012 Page 2 of 5 Attendance Policy Regular and prompt attendance is mandatory and will be reflected in students participation grade. Language learning classes are highly interactive with a lot of class activities, assignments, etc. This means that regular attendance and active participation in the class discussions are needed to get the most out of the course. If you miss class, you are responsible for obtaining missing information. You can visit me during office hours for a recap....
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