• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Hindi
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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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 Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Express themselves clearly and without much sign of having to restrict what they want to say in Hindi-Urdu.
  2. To be able to produce and comprehend various types of extended texts.
  3. Use the language for academic purposes, e.g. composition writing in Hindi.
  4. Read and analyse cultural texts and relate them to Hindi-Urdu speaking cultures.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of popular culture in Hindi-Urdu speaking communities and analyse and critique them.
  6. Demonstrate generic skills, e.g., critical thinking, written and oral communication, research, teamwork.

Indicative Assessment

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.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed HIND6400 or equivalent. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed HIND2500 or 3002.

Prescribed Texts

Materials to be provided on Wattle

Preliminary Reading




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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2958
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4350
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

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

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