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Intermediate Hindi-Urdu II

HIUR 202
Spring 2020
Section: 01  
Certificates: South Asia Studies, South Asia Studies Minor

This course prepares students to achieve intermediate low-to-high level speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing skills. With a strong emphasis on achieving proficiency in spoken Hindi-Urdu, students are encouraged to speak Hindi-Urdu as much as possible, both in and outside of the classroom. Enrolled students are encouraged to form study groups that meet regularly outside of class to practice conversation in Hindi-Urdu.

Students will work with a variety of web-based materials to learn songs; watch short film clips and advertisements; and read letters, dialogues, song lyrics, poems, and short stories in Hindi-Urdu. This course will introduce students to many aspects of Hindi-Urdu-speaking cultures through authentic language use, and students will also have the opportunity to participate in the Hindi-Urdu language learning community on campus.

Standard text, course materials prepared by the instructor, and authentic materials available on the internet will be used with equal emphasis on spoken and written Hindi-Urdu. The structure and conversations will be prepared in a variety of authentic contexts of Hindi-Urdu. Students are also offered extensive exposure to spoken language emphasizing speaking and listening at normal speed with near-native pronunciation and intonation. By the end of this course, the students will be at the intermediate-high level of the ACTFL proficiency scale. At this level student are expected to converse comfortably in colloquial Hindi-Urdu on a wide variety of familiar subjects. The students are also expected to be familiar with all forms of Hindi-Urdu grammar and be able to easily use and understand common grammatical forms.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CGST
Course Format: LanguageGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CGST-MN)(GLEN-MN)(GSAS-MN)(GSAS)(SAST-MN)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on SEP-25-2023
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