Hindi (HINDI)

HINDI 1A Introductory Hindi 5 Units

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This course emphasizes development of the full range of Hindi language skills: reading, listening, comprehension, the use of grammatical structures, and oral and written communication—through a variety of learning themes. Individual and small group activities, interactive work and multimedia-based activities reinforce language skills and provide the platform for adapting the curriculum to specific student learning goals. Use of graded exercises and readings drawn
from Hindi literature, leads to the mastery of grammatical structures, essential vocabulary and achievement of basic reading and writing competence.
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HINDI 1B Introductory Hindi 5 Units

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Hindi writing systems. Survey of grammar. Graded exercises and readings drawn from Hindi literature, leading to mastery of grammatical structures and essential vocabulary and achievement of basic reading and writing competence.

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HINDI 15 Intensive Elementary Hindi-Urdu 10 Units

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A comprehensive introduction to modern standard Hindi. The Hindi (Devanagari) writing system; pronunciation; acquisition of grammar and basic vocabulary through graded exercises and readings; special emphasis on the ability to speak and understand Hindi (and spoken Urdu).

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HINDI 100A Intermediate Hindi 4 Units

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Intermediate language course will focus on expanding all language skills (reading, writing, speaking), mastering grammar patterns and new vocabulary through authentic readings from classical and contemporary Hindi literature, epics, mythology and current events. This course acquaints students with representative readings from Hindi texts on pivotal cultural issues from a wide variety of sources, to enable them to acquire cultural competence in the language. Systematic
training in advanced grammar and syntax, reinforced by exercises in composition, both oral and written will be integral part of the course. Special attention is given towards developing communication skills through audio/video, digital media and current events.
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HINDI 100B Intermediate Hindi 4 Units

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This course acquaints students with representative readings from Hindi texts on pivotal cultural issues from a wide variety of sources, to enable them to acquire cultural competence in the language. Systematic training in advanced grammar and syntax, reinforced by exercises in composition, both oral and written. Special attention to developing communication skills.

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HINDI 101A Readings in Modern Hindi 3 Units

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This course, conducted entirely in Hindi, is for students who have achieved an intermediate level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing. Its objective is to move students toward a greater level of fluency in each of these key areas and to acquire language skills sufficient to approach literary texts on their own. Students use written assignments and discussions to explore contemporary literary genres including short stories, poems, and dramatic sketches
from representative authors, focusing on various social, cultural, political, and historical aspects of Indian society. Includes advanced grammar & composition with special emphasis on vocabulary building, idioms, and problems of syntax.
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HINDI 101B Readings in Modern Hindi 3 Units

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This course, conducted entirely in Hindi, is for students who have achieved an intermediate level of proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing. Its objective is to move students toward a greater level of fluency in each of these key areas and to acquire language skills sufficient to approach literary texts on their own. Students use written assignments and discussions to explore contemporary literary genres including short stories, poems, and dramatic sketches
from representative authors, focusing on various social, cultural, political, and historical aspects of Indian society. Includes advanced grammar & composition with special emphasis on vocabulary building, idioms, and problems of syntax.
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HINDI 221 Hindi Literature 4 Units

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The course will focus on Hindi literature from the pre-modern and the modern periods. Topics will vary from year to year. Students will be expected to write a 25-30 page research paper.

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