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)
    A survey of modern Indian films and literature pertaining to the way traditional values are negotiated in a modern world. The subjects of the novels and films studied range from love, family, and duty to death and moksha.
  • 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 304: Urdu Language and Literature
    Undergraduate Prerequisites: CAS LN 212; or equivalent.
    Introduction to Urdu language and literary culture, concentrating on all four communicative skills, diverse registers, and idioms. Exposure to literature, media, and other cultural materials.
  • CAS LN 491: Ds Hindi-Urdu
  • CAS LN 492: Ds Hindi-Urdu