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 This course fulfills a single unit in the following BU Hub area: Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • CAS LN 225: Tradition and Modernity in Indian Film and Literature (in English translation)
    Examines how Indian cinema and literary texts engage with the questions of social change, identity, and representation. Course texts include selected works from modern Indian literature, Bollywood films, and other forms of popular cultural texts. No prior knowledge of Hindi or Urdu required. Also offered as CAS CI 390 F1.
  • 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. Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS. This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas: Aesthetic Exploration, Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy.
    • Aesthetic Exploration
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
  • 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 470: Topics in South Asian Literature and Culture
    Explores different Sanskrit textual traditions across multiple genres, including religious texts, short stories, poetry, and drama in English translation. Students also learn the basic fundamentals of the language, including the Devanagari script, in order to be able to read simple texts in the original.
  • CAS LN 491: Directed Study: Hindi-Urdu
    Application form available in department.
  • CAS LN 492: Directed Study: Hindi-Urdu
    Application form available in department.
  • CAS LN 493: Directed Study in Sanksrit
    Directed Study in a selected topic in Sanskrit. During Fall 2017, Section A1 of this Directed Study will be offered for 4.0 credits only.