This course has an emphasis on understanding different registers of usage in Hindi-Urdu, in relation to Bollywood cinema, contemporary news media and literary traditions. It continues with the development of listening and reading comprehension skills and with the development of oral and written communication. Students will learn and practise how to write extended texts in Hindi and how to give persuasive class presentations. The course introduces students to contemporary Hindi-Urdu popular literatures and media and engages students in the study of topical issues in contemporary Indian communities. Furthermore, it provides students with learning opportunities in the area of intercultural communication.
Learning OutcomesUpon successful completion of this course, students, both UG & PG, will be able to:
- Express themselves clearly and without much sign of having to
restrict what they want to say in Hindi-Urdu.
- To be able to produce and comprehend various types of
- Use the language for academic purposes, e.g. composition
writing in Hindi.
- Read and analyse cultural texts and relate them to Hindi-Urdu
- Demonstrate an understanding of popular culture in Hindi-Urdu speaking communities and analyse and critique them.
- Demonstrate generic skills, e.g., critical thinking, written and oral communication, research, teamwork.
Indicative AssessmentThree outside-class written assignments - 1800 words (600 words each equivalent) - 45%
Five fortnightly quizzes - 1000 words - 25%
Three 10 minute oral presentations - 30%
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Requisite and Incompatibility
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|2702||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person|