• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Hindi
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Cultural Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Peter Friedlander
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2016
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This course continues with the development of listening and reading comprehension skills and with the development of oral and written communication. This includes the study of modern Hindi grammar and vocabulary, and training in and reflection on language learning strategies. It introduces students to the Nastaliq script used for writing Urdu and explores the relationships between Hindi and Urdu languages and literatures. The course introduces students to contemporary Hindi-Urdu literature, film and culture with a focus on post independence history of the India and Pakistan countries. Students will also reflect on concepts such as perceptions of the partition of India and Pakistan and how they are dealt with in literature and popular culture.

Learning Outcomes

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

Upon successful completion of this course, students will:

1. Develop the linguistic skills—both grammatical and communicative—to move from an intermediate level of Hindi towards an advanced level of understanding.

2.  Develop the listening and oral skills you need to understand and participate in everyday conversation in Hindi and progress to more discussion involving opinions and abstract ideas. 

3.  Develop the language learning strategies needed to engage with ‘real’ media

4.  Demonstrate that they have learned about and reflected on a variety areas of socio-cultural information useful to intermediate/advanced learners of Hindi-Urdu.

5.  Engaged with the learning of the Nastaliqu script for Urdu language and develop skills needed to understand the relationship between Hindi and Urdu.

6. Demonstrate generic skills, e.g., critical thinking, written and oral communication, research, teamwork.




Indicative Assessment

Three outside-class written assignments – 1800 words - 45%

Ten weekly quizzes - 40 words each - 10%

One 1-hour in-class mid-semester test - 15%

One 10 minute final oral presentation - 15%

One 1-hour in-class final-semester test - 15%


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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed HIND6300 or equivalent. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed HIND2400 or 2002.

Prescribed Texts

Prescribed Texts: Barz, R.K. and Yadav, Y.K., An Introduction to Hindi and Urdu, Munshiram Manoharlal, New Delhi, 2000

Bulcke, C., An English-Hindi Dictionary, S. Chand, New Delhi, 1997

McGregor, R.S., The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary, Oxford University Press, Delhi, 1993


 

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
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.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8505 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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