HNUR 101
HNUR 101 - Elementary Hindi/Urdu I

An introduction to the most widely spoken language in the South Asian subcontinent, which is also used extensively for interregional and international communications. Learning this language provides a linguistic passport to things South Asian. The language-often referred to as "Hindustani"-is written in two different scripts: the Perso-Arabic based Urdu, and the Sanskrit based Devanagari (Hindi). Students will learn to converse in the language and to read and write in both scripts. Conventional teaching materials will be supplemented by popular songs and clips from contemporary Indian cinema and television, the two internationally popular media that use this language.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites:

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Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

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HNUR 102
HNUR 102 - Elementary Hindi/Urdu II

Continuation of the introduction to the most widely spoken language in the South Asian subcontinent, which is also used extensively for interregional and international communications. Learning this language provides a linguistic passport to things South Asian. The language-often referred to as "Hindustani"-is written in two different scripts: the Perso-Arabic based Urdu, and the Sanskrit based Devanagari (Hindi). Students will learn to converse in the language and to read and write in both scripts. Conventional teaching materials will be supplemented by popular songs and clips from contemporary Indian cinema and television, the two internationally popular media that use this language.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: HNUR 101 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Delacy

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

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HNUR 201
HNUR 201 - Intermediate Hindi/Urdu I

Intermediate Hindi/Urdu will build on the reading, writing, and speaking skills acquired in Elementary Hindi/Urdu (HNUR 101-HNUR 102). The readings, drawn from simple literary texts as well as from social and journalistic writings, will reinforce the grammar learned in the introductory course and introduce new grammar topics. The writing exercises-mainly in essay formats-will stress usage of idioms and sentence constructions by students. The class will be conducted in Hindi/Urdu with a part of every class dedicated to conversation on the theme of the day in the language.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Prerequisites: HNUR 102 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Delacy

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall

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HNUR 202
HNUR 202 - Intermediate Hindi/Urdu II

Intermediate Hindi/Urdu will build on the reading, writing, and speaking skills acquired earlier.The readings, drawn from simple literary texts as well as from social and journalistic writings, will reinforce the grammar learned in the introductory course and introduce new grammar topics. The writing exercises-mainly in essay formats-will stress usage of idioms and sentence constructions by students. The class will be conducted in Hindi/Urdu with a part of every class dedicated to conversation on the theme of the day in the language.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 15

Prerequisites: HNUR 201 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor: Delacy

Distribution Requirements: LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Spring

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HNUR 304
HNUR 304 - Hindi-Urdu Literary Readings

This repeatable advanced level tutorial style Hindi-Urdu course offers students an opportunity to work closely with the instructor and explore in depth some of the finest works of classical and modern Hindi and Urdu prose and poetry.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 12

Prerequisites: HNUR 202 or permission of the instructor.

Instructor:

Typical Periods Offered: Spring

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Not Offered

Notes: This course may be repeated once for credit.