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Hindi-Urdu Language

HINDI URDU 111 – Hindi-Urdu I

Overview of the class
This course is a year long, three quarter sequence, and is meant for students with no Hindi-Urdu background. At the beginning of the three quarter sequence, the students are not expected to be able to speak, understand, read or write any Hindi-Urdu. In the first quarter (Hindi-Urdu 111-1) the students are introduced to the Hindi (Devanagari) script and to aspects of Hindi-Urdu grammar. By the end of this quarter the students are be able to talk about their family, their routines, their likes and dislikes, and also describe actions in progress. In the second quarter (Hindi-Urdu 111-2), the students continue to learn new grammatical constructions. By the end of the second quarter the students are able to talk about events in the past and the future. In the third quarter (Hindi-Urdu 111-3) students learn to express possibilities, wants, abilities and capabilities. They also learn finer aspects of grammar. The third quarter culminates in a cooking project, which requires the students to use the cumulative language skills that they would have honed over the period of the academic year. By the end of this quarter students achieve intermediate-low language skills in Hindi-Urdu. 

Registration Requirements
None for Hindi-Urdu 111-1, Hindi-Urdu 111-1 with a C- or better for Hindi-Urdu 111-2, Hindi-Urdu 111-2 with a C- or better for Hindi-Urdu 111-3, and by placement test or with instructor consent.

Teaching Method
Textbook, word-games, YouTube videos, internet and in-class materials

Evaluation Method
Assessment is based on weekly quizzes, attendance, classroom participation and presentations, home assignments, mid-terms and an oral interviews. No final exam.

Class Materials (Required)

Richard Delacy and Sudha Joshi Elementary Hindi  ISBN-13: 978-0804845038

Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary*  ISBN-13: 978-0198643395

Oxford English-Hindi Dictionary  ISBN-13: 978-0195648195


Class Materials (Recommended)

Introduction to Hindi Grammar by Usha R. Jain ISBN-13: 978-0944613252


HINDI URDU 116-0 – Accelerated Hindi-Urdu Literacy

Overview of class

This course is designed for students who speak Hindi and/or Urdu, but who cannot read and write in both scripts. Students will learn how to read and write in Devanagari (Hindi) and Nastaliq (Urdu) scripts. We will also review Hindi-Urdu grammar, focusing on areas that present difficulty for heritage speakers. At the end of the quarter, students will be evaluated for placement into higher-level Hindi-Urdu courses such as HIND_URD 121, 210, 310, 320, etc.

Registration Requirements
With instructor/departmental consent.

Teaching Method
Seminar

Evaluation Method
Assessment is based primarily on in-class quizzes, attendance, classroom participation, and home assignments. No final exam.

Class Materials (Required)
Richard Delacy, Read and Write Urdu Script: 978-1444103939

All other essential materials will be available through Canvas.


Class Materials (Suggested – these may change)

S.K. Verma, Oxford English-Hindi Dictionary: 978-0195648195

Shanul Haq Haqqee, Oxford English-Urdu Dictionary: 978-0195793406

R.S. McGregor, Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary: 978-0198643395

S.M. Salimuddin and Suhail Anjum, Oxford Urdu-English Dictionary: 978-0195979947

 

HINDI URDU 121 – Hindi-Urdu II

Overview of class
This is a year long, three quarter language sequence. Students start the year by working on reinforcing all the language skills attained the year before, and adding the Nastaliq (Urdu) script to their skill set. They continue developing speaking skills and listening comprehension, as well as expanding the Hindi-Urdu grammar and vocabulary. We do so by reading poems, short stories, blogs, watching and discussing movie clips, short films and videos, and making in-class presentations. Some of the topics that we touch upon during the year are short Hindi-Urdu stories, stories from the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the tales of Akbar and Birbal, etc. By the end of the three quarter sequence students attain intermediate-mid or higher language proficiency in Hindi-Urdu.

Note: Please purchase all the required textbooks in the fall quarter, as this is the only quarter that they are ordered during the year.

Registration Requirements
C- or better in Hindi-Urdu 111-3 for Hindi-Urdu 121-1, Hindi-Urdu 121-1 for Hindi-Urdu 121-2, Hindi-Urdu 121-2 for Hindi-Urdu 121-3, and by placement test or with instructor consent.

Teaching Method
Textbook, extra materials, movies.

Evaluation Method
The students are graded on the basis of home assignments, weekly quizzes, midterm, attendance, oral interviews and class participation. No final.


Class Materials (Required)
Advanced Hindi Grammar (2007) by U. Jain. Publisher: Institute of East Asian Studies; ISBN-10: 094461342X ISBN-13: 978-0944613429

Oxford Urdu-English DictionaryISBN-13: 978-0195979947

Oxford English Urdu Dictionary  ISBN-13: 978-0195793406

Oxford Hindi-English DictionaryISBN-13: 978-0198643395

Oxford English-Hindi Dictionary ISBN-13: 978-0195648195
 

Class Materials (Recommended)

Intermediate Hindi Reader (1999) by U. Jain with K. Schomer. Publisher: Institute of East Asian Studies; ISBN-10: 087725351X ISBN-13: 978-0877253518

Intermediate Hindi (1996) by Y. Kachru and R. Pandharipande Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass. ISBN-10: 8120805585 ISBN-13: 978-8120805583


HINDI URDU 125-1 – Accelerated Hindi-Urdu I

Overview of class 
The accelerated Hind_Urd 125-1 course has been designed for students with existing proficiencies in speaking and listening skills in Hindi-Urdu (beginner-high/intermediate-low), and more limited reading and writing abilities in the Devanagari/Hindi script (beginner-low/mid). This course condenses the 3 quarter beginners Hind_Urd 111 course into a single quarter, and focuses on the development of students’ reading and writing skills in Hindi-Urdu, while enhancing their range of vocabulary from basic to intermediate-low/mid. We do so by exploring the South Asian culture and doing task-based projects. 

Registration Requirements 
Prerequisite: Hind_Urd 116-0 OR Ability to understand and speak basic Hindi-Urdu AND limited reading-writing skills in the Devanagari/Hindi script (proficiency test/permission of the instructor) 

Teaching Method 
Texts, movie clips, blogs, songs, stories, etc. 
 
Evaluation Method 
Students will be given weekly vocabulary quizzes (to be completed via Quizlet), biweekly grammar quizzes, weekly Padlet writing assignments, daily home assignments, in-class presentations as well as a Final at the end of the quarter. They will also be assessed for attendance and class participation. 

 
Class Materials (Required) 
Introduction to Hindi Grammar by Usha R. Jain   ISBN-13: 978-0944613252  

Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary*  ISBN-13: 978-0198643395  

Oxford English-Hindi Dictionary ISBN-13: 978-0195648195  

HINDI URDU 125-2 – Accelerated Hindi-Urdu I

Overview of class 
The accelerated Hind_Urd 125-2 course has been designed for students with existing proficiencies in speaking and listening skills in Hindi-Urdu (intermediate-low/mid), and more limited reading and writing abilities in the Devanagari/Hindi script (novice-high/intermediate-low). This course condenses the 3 quarter intermediate Hind_Urd 121 course into a single quarter, and focuses on the further development of students’ reading and writing skills in Hindi-Urdu, while enhancing their range of vocabulary from intermediate-low to intermediate-mid. We do so by exploring the South Asian culture and doing task-based projects. 

Registration Requirements 
Prerequisite: Hind_Urd 125-1 OR determined by proficiency test/permission of the instructor

Teaching Method 
Texts, movie clips, blogs, songs, stories, etc. 
 
Evaluation Method 
Students will be given weekly vocabulary quizzes (to be completed via Quizlet), biweekly grammar quizzes, weekly Padlet writing assignments, daily home assignments, in-class presentations as well as a Final at the end of the quarter. They will also be assessed for attendance and class participation. 

 
Class Materials (Required) 
Advanced Hindi Grammar (2007) by U. Jain. Publisher: Institute of East Asian Studies; ISBN-10: 094461342X ISBN-13: 978-0944613429 

Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary*  ISBN-13: 978-0198643395  

Oxford English-Hindi Dictionary ISBN-13: 978-0195648195  

Class Materials (Recommended) 

Intermediate Hindi Reader (1999) by U. Jain with K. Schomer. Publisher: Institute of East Asian Studies; ISBN-10: 087725351X ISBN-13: 978-0877253518  

Intermediate Hindi (1996) by Y. Kachru and R. Pandharipande Publisher: Motilal Banarsidass. ISBN-10: 8120805585 ISBN-13: 978-8120805583 

HINDI URDU 210 – TBA

Overview of class coming soon!

HINDI URDU 320* – Inquilab Zindabad: Progressive and Anticolonial Literature

Overview of Course 
Many of the greatest and most beloved writers in twentieth century South Asian literature sought, through their art, to critique colonialism and its allied forms of oppression, and to articulate a progressive vision of society. The literature – and drama, film and visual art – that they created is still read and recited, as much for its beauty as for its  power to inspire thought and action. At the same time, the prgressives fought constantly, not only against others but among themselves. They disagreed on aesthetics, on language, on politics, and fundamentally on what  literature was and should be. In this course we will read a range of these authors and theor contemporaries, in order to understand their art, on its own terms and in historical context. All reading will made available in Hindi (Devanagari) and Urdu (Nasta’liq) scripts.

Registration Requirements 
Two 300-level courses in Hindi-Urdu or instructor permission. In addition to advanced Hindi-Urdu speaking proficiency, proficiency in reading either Hindi or Urdu script is required.  

Teaching Method 
Seminar 
 
Evaluation Method 
Participation, short assignments, student led discussions, final project

Class Materials (Required) 
All materials available online; handouts

HINDI URDU 320* – Hindi-Urdu Poetry

In this course, we will read and discuss a wide range of Urdu and Hindi poetry, and attempt to understand the meanings not only of the texts themselves but of the social and cultural worlds that they represent. We will encounter the work of classical poets like Mir, Sauda, Ghalib, and Mir Anis; early twentieth-century poets like Iqbal and Akbar Allahabadi; progressive and modernist poets like Faiz, Miraji, Harivansh Rai Bachchan, Agyeya, Kunwar Narain, Noon Meem Rashid, and Muktibodh; and postmodern, feminist, and contemporary poets like Fahmida Riaz, Kishwar Naheed, Shubham Shree, Azra Abbas, Raghuvir Sahay, Vinod Kumar Shukla, and Afzal Ahmad Syed. Readings will be in Hindi and Urdu (and available in both scripts), supplemented by scholarly work written in English. Discussions will primarily take place in Hindi-Urdu. The course is open to students with suitable proficiency, regardless of previous coursework. Prerequisites:   

Registration Requirements 
Two 300-level courses in Hindi-Urdu or instructor permission. In addition to advanced Hindi-Urdu speaking proficiency, proficiency in reading either Hindi or Urdu script is required.  

Teaching Method 
Seminar

Evaluation Method 
Participation, short assignments, student led discussions, final project 

Class Materials (Required) 
All materials available online; handouts. 

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