HNDI 115a/ HNDI 115b Elementary Hindi.
An in-depth introduction to modern Hindi, including the Devanagari
script. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments,
audiovisual material, and computer-based exercises, provides cultural
insights and increases proficiency in understanding, speaking,
reading, and writing Hindi. Emphasis placed on spontaneous
self-expression in the language.
No prior background in Hindi assumed.
HNDI 130a, Intermediate Hindi I.
First half of a two-term sequence designed to develop proficiency in
the four language skill areas. Extensive use of cultural documents
including feature films, radio broadcasts, and literary and
nonliterary texts to increase proficiency in understanding, speaking,
reading, and writing Hindi. Focus on cultural nuances and various
Hindi literary traditions. Emphasis on spontaneous self-xpression in
After HNDI 115 or equivalent.
HNDI 131b, Intermediate Hindi II.
Continuation of HNDI 130a, focusing on further evelopment of
proficiency in the four language skill areas.
After HNDI 130a or equivalent
HNDI 140a, Advanced Hindi.
An advanced language course aimed at enabling students to engage in
fluent discourse in Hindi and to achieve a comprehensive knowledge of
formal grammar. Introduction to a variety of styles and levels of
discourse and usage. Emphasis on the written language, with readings
on general topics from newspapers, books, and magazines.
Prerequisite HNDI 131b or permission of instructor.
HNDI 157b, Hindi in the Diaspora.
An advanced language course focused on reading and discussion.
Development of overall proficiency in the language and knowledge of
issues affecting the Hindi-speaking diaspora through exposure to
selected Hindi literature and popular culture including film,
theater, and news reports.
HNDI 198a & HNDI 198b, Advanced Tutorial.
For students with advanced Hindi language skills who wish to engage
in concentrated reading and research on material not otherwise
offered by the department. The work must be supervised by an adviser
and must terminate in a term paper or its equivalent. Permission to
enroll requires submission of a detailed project proposal and its
approval by the language studies coordinator.
Prerequisite: HNDI 140a or permission of instructor.