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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able
- 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.
Three outside-class written assignments. 600 words each. 45%
Five fortnightly quizzes. 200 words each. 25%
Three 10 minute oral presentations (recorded for assessment and feedback). 30%
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Four contact hours per week plus six hours of work outside.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3402||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|