Hindi-Urdu: Language, Literature, Culture (including courses in English)

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  • CAS LN 111: First-Semester Hindi-Urdu
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: placement examination, or for those who have never studied Hindi.
    Elementary grammar, conversation, reading, writing.
  • CAS LN 112: Second-Semester Hindi-Urdu
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LN 111; or placement test results.
    Continues the text from CAS LN 111; grammar, conversation, reading, writing.
  • CAS LN 211: Third-Semester Hindi-Urdu
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LN 112; or placement test results.
    Development of communicative skills acquired in the first year. Readings in Indian civilization. Practice in conversational Hindi-Urdu. Writings exercises involving more complex grammatical patterns.
  • CAS LN 212: Fourth-Semester Hindi-Urdu
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LN 211; or placement test results.
    Further review of the structures of Hindi-Urdu. Practice in conversation involving specialized topics. Advanced readings in Hindi. Frequent compositions. Satisfactory completion of LN 212 fulfills the CAS language requirement.
  • CAS LN 225: Tradition and Modernity in Indian Film and Literature (in English translation)
    Topic for Spring 2016: Love in Indian Literature and Film. Exploration of the role that cinema has played in reinforcing or challenging the traditional representations of women protagonists in literary texts. Readings include premodern Indian literature and modern literature and films from South Asia. Also offered as CAS CI 390 C1 and CAS XL 381 B1.
  • CAS LN 260: Gateway to Asian Cultures
    Panoramic introduction to the cultures of East and South Asia in comparative perspective (China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, India). Examines shared foundations, transformative inflection points, sites, peoples, and ideologies over the past two millennia through primary texts and media. Also offered as CAS LC 260, CAS LJ 260, CAS LK 260, and CAS XL 260.
  • CAS LN 303: Modern Hindi Literature and Culture
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LN 212; or equivalent.
    Advanced Hindi, concentrating on all four communicative skills, diverse registers, and idioms. Exposure to literature, media and other cultural materials.
  • CAS LN 491: Directed Study: Hindi-Urdu
    Application form available in department.
  • CAS LN 492: Directed Study: Hindi-Urdu
    Application form available in department.