SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of the Near and Middle East

Independent Study Project in Persian Studies

Module Code:
Module Not Running 2020/2021
FHEQ Level:
Taught in:
Full Year

The Independent study project (ISP) is a piece of supervised independent work. It may be on any aspect of Persian studies approved by the supervising tutor. Candidates research their projects, with guidance from the tutor and others as appropriate, during the first two terms and submit their results in the form of an academically acceptable essay.

Further information
The School's Code of Practice for ISPs is reprinted every year in the Undergraduate Handbook.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

To give the student an opportunity to undertake an in-depth study of a writer/poet or a group of writers/poets who have influenced the development of Persian literature. Alternatively the student can make an inquiry into one of the major literary genres of Persian and show an understanding and awareness of literary history and theoretical applications.

Method of assessment

One essay of 10,000 words to be submitted by Friday week 1, term 3.


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