Courses for Fall 2014

  • Beginning Hindi or Urdu

    Introduces conversation, reading, and writing of modern standard Hindi and the Devanagari script. Those who already know Devanagari but have rusty conversation skills may join the class second semester; obtain instructor's permission during the first semester. Those who prefer to learn Urdu and the Persian script should contact the instructor.
    HNDI 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Koul
  • Intermediate Hindi-Urdu

    A continuation of HNDI 0100-0200, which is a prerequisite. Introduces the variation of the Arabic script used for Urdu. Prepares students to communicate in written and spoken language. Activities are conducted in Hindi/Urdu. Meets four hours weekly.
    HNDI 0300 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Koul
  • Advanced Hindi-Urdu

    Each student follows an independent reading list determined in consultation with the instructor. The readings may include folk tales, journalistic prose, 20th-century literature, classical Urdu poetry of the 17th to 19th centuries, or subjects in nonfiction. The class meets together three hours weekly for discussion. Each student also spends one hour weekly with the instructor. Prerequisite: HNDI 0400.
    HNDI 1080 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Koul