Punjabi (PUNJ)

PUNJ 404 Beginning Punjabi Part I

This course emphasizes speaking and reading skills in Punjabi. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to interact meaningfully and in a socially acceptable manner in a variety of simple situations involving everyday conversational topics. Further, students should be able to read and understand the main idea and most details of simple connected texts. This course will utilize authentic printed, audio, and video materials and will provide opportunities for natural communication both within and outside the classroom.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Gahunia

Course usually offered in fall term

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

PUNJ 405 Beginning Punjabi Part II

This course emphasizes speaking and reading skills in Punjabi. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to interact meaningfully and in a socially acceptable manner in a variety of simple situations involving everyday conversational topics. Further, students should be able to read and understand the main idea and most details of simple connected texts. This course will utilize authentic printed, audio, and video materials and will provide opportunities for natural communication both within and outside the classroom.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Gahunia

Course usually offered in spring term

Prerequisites: Beginning Punjabi Part II or equivalant ascertained through placement test or permission of instructor.

Activity: Seminar

1 Course Unit

PUNJ 424 Intermediate Punjabi Part I

This course is designed as a continuation of Beginning Punjabi, but can also be taken by anyone who can demonstrate a similar level in proficiency of the language. The course objectives are to expand the mastery of sentence patterns and augment vocabulary and its usage through intensive grammar review and comprehension exercises. A special emphasis will also be placed on greater cultural awareness. Upon completion of this course students should be able to interact socially with added confidence and greater expressiveness. Students should also experience a great improvement in their comprehension of the spoken and written language.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Gahunia

Two terms. student must enter first term.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

PUNJ 425 Inermediate Punjabi Part II

This course is designed as a continuation of Beginning Punjabi, but can also be taken by anyone who can demonstrate a similar level in proficiency of the language. The course objectives are to expand the mastery of sentence patterns and augment vocabulary and its usage through intensive grammar review and comprehension exercises. A special emphasis will also be placed on greater cultural awareness. Upon completion of this course students should be able to interact socially with added confidence and greater expressiveness. Students should also experience a great improvement in their comprehension of the spoken and written language.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Taught by: Gahunia

Course usually offered in spring term

Prerequisites: Intermediate Punjabi Part I or equivalant ascertained through placement test orpermission of instructor.

Activity: Seminar

1 Course Unit

PUNJ 434 Advanced Punjabi

The objective of the course is to improve proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing. This course addresses the individual needs of learners. The focus of the course will be to study the interpretation of written and oral materials on social, political and contemporary cultural topics from modern literature, television, internet, magazines, newspaper, music and film. Weekly written compositions and oral presentations will be assigned. Grading will be based on this.

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

Taught by: Gahunia

Course usually offered in fall term

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

Notes: This course is offered through the Penn Language Center.