Urdu (URDU)

URDU 401 Beginning Urdu-Hindi, Part I

This introductory course core proficiency in Hindi-Urdu up to the intermediate level. It is designed for students with little or no prior exposure to Hindi or Urdu. The course covers all four language skills (speaking, lsitening, reading, and writing) and all three models of communication (interpersonal, presentational, interpretive). Students will develop literacy skills in the primary script of their choice (Hindi or Urdu script). All written materials will be provided in both scripts. All meetings are interactive and students acquire the language by using it in realistic contexts. Culture is embedded in the activities and is also introduced through various authentic materials.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Pien

Two terms. student must enter first term.

Also Offered As: HIND 400, NELC 401

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

URDU 402 Beginning Hindi-Urdu Part II

This introductory course core proficiency in Hindi-Urdu up to the intermediate level. It is designed for students with little or no prior exposure to Hindi or Urdu. The course covers all four language skills (speaking, lsitening, reading, and writing) and all three models of communication (interpersonal, presentational, interpretive). Students will develop literacy skills in the primary script of their choice (Hindi or Urdu script). All written materials will be provided in both scripts. All meetings are interactive and students acquire the language by using it in realistic contexts. Culture is embedded in the activities and is also introduced through various authentic materials.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Pien

Also Offered As: HIND 401, NELC 402

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

URDU 421 Intermediate Urdu Part I

This course allows students to continue improving their Urdu proficiency while also gaining a broad foundational understanding of Urdu society and culture throughout South Asia. The course provides students the tols needed to handle a variety of authentic written and spoken Urdu sources including film, music, media reports, folk tales, and simple literature. Student will also continue to increase their speaking and writing proficiency to be able to discuss a broad range of concrete, real-world topics. The course is designed for students with one year previous Urdu or Hindi study or the equivalent proficiency. Students with speaking ability in Urdu or Hindi but without reading/writing skills are encouraged to contact the instructor for placement.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Menai

Two terms. student must enter first term.

Also Offered As: NELC 421

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

URDU 422 Intermediate Urdu Part II

This continuing second-year course allows students to continue improving their Urdu proficiency while also gaining a broad foundational understanding of Urdu society and culture throughout South Asia. The course provides students the tools needed to handle a variety of authentic written and spoken Urdu sources including film, music, media reports, folk tales, and simple literature. Students will also continue to increase their speaking and writing proficiency to be able to discuss a broad range of concrete, real-world topics. The course is designed for students with one year of previous Urdu or Hindi study or the equivalent proficiency.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Taught by: Menai

Also Offered As: NELC 422

Activity: Seminar

1 Course Unit

URDU 431 Advanced Urdu: Language and Literature

This course is designed to give in-depth exposure to some of the finest works of classical and modern Urdu prose and poetry along with the historical and socio-political trends they represent. Figures covered range from Ghalib (b.1797) to Faiz, Fehmida Riaz, and post 9/11 Urdu prose and poetry. The course is open to both undergraduates and graduate students, subject to having intermediate level proficiency. The course is repeatable, and hte content changes every semester. Multi-media content such as music, videos, blogs etc. will be actively incorporated. Every effort will be made to accommidate individual interests. Students are encouraged to contact the instructor with any questions, or if they are unsure about eligibility.

For BA Students: Advanced Language Course

Taught by: Menai

Course usually offered in fall term

Also Offered As: NELC 431

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

Notes: Intermediate reading, writing and speaking skills in Urdu are recommended but please contact the instructor if you are unsure of your eligility and want to discuss further. Topic changes each semester

URDU 462 Urdu Topics Course

Taught by: Menai

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit