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Elementary Hindi I
GSAS 103
Fall 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: HIUR 103

This course is an introduction to the modern standard form of Hindi, the most widely spoken language in South Asia, with its manifestation in deeply rooted cultural contexts. Students are introduced to the Hindi writing system (the Devanagari script). The basic grammatical structures are presented and reinforced, and students are also exposed to the cultural and historical context in which Hindi has existed over several centuries. The course also draws from the modern medium of film (in particular recent Bollywood songs) to reinforce structures and vocabulary.

The goal of this course is to provide students with a solid foundation in Hindi 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. This course is designed to develop students' ability in the four skills of language learning. Students will learn to confidently navigate a range of common social and "survival" situations in Hindi in the target cultures. Upon completing this course, students will have beginning level knowledge of the core constructions of Hindi grammar and a large body of vocabulary and cultural knowledge necessary for many real-world interactions with Hindi speakers.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA GSAS
Course Format: LanguageGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GSAS-MN)(GSAS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUL-19-2024
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