• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages, Asian Studies, Asia Pacific Studies, Language Studies
  • Major code HIND-MAJ
  • Academic career Undergraduate

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Hindi is the primary official language of India, and as such is crucial for a student with a passion for India and its culture and society. India lies just over the horizon of most Australians’ perceptions, but the coming rise of this massive nation and its concomitant importance for Australia means that a knowledge of Hindi will be economically invaluable in the very near future.

Students in this major are encouraged to spend time studying at a tertiary institution in India through a year of study in the flagship Year in Asia program. Competitive scholarships are available to qualified students.

A student may not take a course if that course is a prerequisite for another course which they have already passed.

Students with prior knowledge of the language will be required to take a placement test and may be exempted from the compulsory course.


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the Hindi language major students should be able to:

  1. express themselves well in a formal or informal register, appropriate to the situation and to the people to whom one is speaking.
  2. read and understand newspapers and other texts in Hindi
  3. engage with authentic Hindi language media
  4. write in Hindi in an appropriate style in the Devanagari script using the correct grammar and the vocabulary appropriate the genre, contents and audience
  5. Write, perform and record presentations or interviews in Hindi either individually or in cooperative groups, and answer questions based on those performances or interviews


Course Lists

The course lists in the "Requirements" section below is a definitive list and includes all courses that can be counted towards the major, whether or not they are offered in the current year. For a list of courses that will be offered in the current year, please see the Summary of Courses page.

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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

6 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
HIND3600 Hindi 3B 6

42 units from completion of the following course(s):

Code Title Units
HIND1100 Hindi 1A 6
HIND1200 Hindi 1B 6
HIND2300 Hindi 2A 6
HIND2400 Hindi 2B 6
HIND3500 Hindi 3A 6
HIND3600 Hindi 3B 6
HIND2525 Learning Language Locally: India 6-12
ASIA2083 Readings in South and Southeast Asian Cultures 6
ASIA2103 Language in Asia (L) 6
ASIA3006 Practical Assignment in Asia and the Pacific 6-12
ASIA3108 Advanced Readings in South and Southeast Asian Cultures 6
  Urdu 2A 6
  Urdu 2B 6
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