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Elementary Hindi-Urdu I

Required Sequence: HIUR 101 & HIUR102
HIUR 101
Fall 2019
Section: 01  
Certificates: South Asia Studies, South Asia Studies Minor

An introduction to the modern standard form of the most widely spoken languages in South Asia, this Hindi-Urdu language course offers comprehensive instruction in Hindi and Urdu together from the beginner's level. Hindi, written in the Devanagari script is the official language of the Republic of India. Urdu, written in a modified form of the Perso-Arabic script called Nastaliq, is the official language of Pakistan. In their most basic spoken form, Hindi and Urdu are mutually intelligible, particularly in urban centers in north India.

Students are introduced to both writing systems: the Devanagari script of Hindi and the Nastaliq script of Urdu. The goal of this course is to provide students with a solid foundation in Hindi-Urdu script, grammar, and vocabulary, as well as the cultural awareness and practical experience necessary for basic, yet accurate and appropriate, communication in spoken and written Hindi-Urdu.
Through scaffolding techniques students will reach their potential zone of proximal development (ZPD), which is Novice-Mid, from their current ZPD, which is Novice-Low. Students will learn to confidently navigate a range of common social and "survival" situations in Hindi-Urdu by using simple sentences, short phrases, or formulaic sequences.

Upon completing this course, students will have mastered the basic constructions of Hindi-Urdu grammar and a large body of vocabulary and cultural knowledge necessary for many real-world interactions with Hindi-Urdu speakers.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA CGST
Course Format: LanguageGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GSAS-MN)(GSAS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above

Last Updated on MAY-22-2024
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