Kannada (KAND)

KAND 407 Beginning Kannada I

This is a systematic introduction to the Kannada language and culture for beginners. The course aims at developing listening and comprehension and a real life interactive speaking ability in a variety of everyday topics. The Kannada script is introduced from the beginning and the language is presented in its socio-cultural context for achieving a meaningful and operational control of the language. Students acquire basic rules for structural and socio-cultural appropriateness. Students learn vocabulary related to a variety of topics during the semester. Class activities include watching videos, role-playing, language games and group work. Evaluation is based on class participation, performance in quizzes and tests and completed assignments. Prerequisite: Offered through Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Swaminathan

Course usually offered in fall term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through Penn Language Center

KAND 408 Beginning Kannada II

This is a systematic introduction to the Kannada language and culture for beginners. The course aims at developing listening and comprehension and a real life interactive speaking ability in a variety of everyday topics. The Kannada script is introduced from the beginning and the language is presented in its socio-cultural context for achieving a meaningful and operational control of the language. Students acquire basic rules for structural and socio-cultural appropriateness. Students learn vocabulary related to a variety of topics during the semester. Class activities include watching videos, role-playing, language games and group work. Evaluation is based on class participation, performance in quizzes and tests and completed assignments. Prerequisite: Offered through Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Swaminathan

Two terms. student must enter first term.

Prerequisite: KAND 407

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through the Penn Language Center

KAND 427 Intermediate Kannada I

This course continues the study of the Kannada language and culture from where the beigginers II course ended. The course continues developing listening and comprehension and a real life interactive speaking ability in a variety of everyday topics. The Kannada script is learned in its socio-cultural context for achieving a meaningful and operational control of the language. Students acquire rules for structural and socio-cultural appropriateness. Students learn vocabulary related to a variety of topics during the semester. Class activities include watching videos, role-playing, language games and group work. Evaluation is based on class participation, performance in quizzes and tests and completed assignments. Prerequisite: Offered through the Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Sundaram

Course usually offered in fall term

Prerequisite: KAND 408

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through the Penn Language Center

KAND 428 Intermediate Kannada II

Students continue their study of Intermediate Kannada I, both in language and culture. The course aims at honeing listening and comprehension and a real life interactive speaking ability in a variety of everyday topics. The Kannada script is learned in its socio-cultural context for achieving a meaningful and operational control of the language. Students acquire basic rules for structural and socio-cultural appropriateness. Students learn vocabulary related to a variety of topics during the semester. Class activities include watching videos, role-playing, language games and group work. Evaluation is based on class participation, performance in quizzes and tests and completed assignments. Prerequisite: Offered through Penn Language Center.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Taught by: Sundaram

Course usually offered in spring term

Prerequisite: KAND 427

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit

Notes: Offered through Penn Language Center

KAND 447 Advanced Kannada: Selected Topics

Directed topics vary by semester in advanced level Kannada.

Taught by: Rajagopalan

One-term course offered either term

Activity: Lecture

1.0 Course Unit