• 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
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Rina Singh
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2017
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This course has an emphasis on understanding contemporary Hindi-Urdu public discourse. 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 a extended texts in Hindi-Urdu and how to give a class presentation with an academic content.

The course continues the study of twentieth century Hindi-Urdu literature and engages students in the study of topical issues in contemporary Hindi-speaking societies. In particular it also includes research on the role of newsmedia and Bollywood in contemporary South Asian cultures world wide. Furthermore, the course 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 should be able to:

  1. Select the appropriate language register for a variety of social and cultural contexts to express him/herself clearly, without having to restrict what he/she wants to say.
  2. Use language for a range of purposes, such as in literary, academic, and cultural contexts 
  3. Read and analyse longer texts and relate them to Hindi-Urdu speaking cultures.
  4. Engage in analysis of current affairs in Hindi-Urdu speaking communities
  5. Conduct small research projects in Hindi, including research, writing and presentation.

Indicative Assessment

Three outside-class written assignments (each 600 word equivalent) – 1800 words - 45%

Four quizzes (100 words each) – 400 words – 10%

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

One 15 minute final oral presentation - 15%

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

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Three hours per week

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course students must have completed HIND6500 or a language placement proficiency test. Students cannot enrol in this course if they have already completed HIND6003 or HIND3600.

Prescribed Texts

Teaching materials will be provided via Wattle



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

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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
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
8323 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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