• Class Number 6926
  • Term Code 3260
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Topic ANU Online
  • Mode of Delivery Online
  • COURSE CONVENER
    • Chris Diamond
  • LECTURER
    • Chris Diamond
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 25/07/2022
  • Class End Date 28/10/2022
  • Census Date 31/08/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 01/08/2022
SELT Survey Results

This course completes the development of the intermediate level of Hindi listening and reading comprehension skills and spoken and written communication skills. Through the study of the selected texts students also deepen their understanding of how words drawn from different registers in Hindi are characteristic of different genres of Hindi texts. Students will also have opportunities to examine how different authors and genres employ a range of variant forms of grammar and how this impacts on understanding and analysing a range of Hindi texts. Genres studied may include, spoken and recorded interviews, popular broadcast media and film related materials. Literary texts covered may include short stories from leading Hindi authors such Prem Chand and Upendranath Ashk, other contemporary Hindi authors and texts based on classical Indian mythological stories.   

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Speak and write confidently in Hindi, with appropriate use of a range of genres and registers that include those related to Urdu and Sanskritic Hindi.
  2. Apply a complete knowledge of Hindi grammar, including common variants in understanding and analysing different forms of written and spoken texts.
  3. Listen or view and evaluate broadcast genres such as spoken word, TV, and cinema.
  4. Demonstrate an ability to read, discuss, and analyse standard modern Hindi literary texts.

Required Resources

All Required resources, such as readings and other materials will be available in Wattle

All recommended resources will be available in Wattle

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Unit 1: Study selected fiction and non-fiction texts Homework 1 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 31 July 2022)
2 Unit 2: Study selected fiction and non-fiction texts Homework 2 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 7 August 2022)
3 Unit 3: Study selected fiction and non-fiction texts Homework 3 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 14 August 2022)
4 Unit 4: Study selected fiction and non-fiction texts Homework 4 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 21 August 2022) Midterm Assessment 1
5 Unit 5: Study selected fiction and non-fiction texts Homework 5 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 28 August 2022)
6 Unit 6: Study selected fiction and non-fiction texts Assessments: Midsemester Oral Assessment (5-10 minutes, 10%) Midsemester Written Assessment (take-home, 15%)
7 Unit 7: Study selected fiction and non-fiction texts Homework 6 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 25 September 2022)
8 Unit 8: Study selected fiction and non-fiction texts Homework 7 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 3 October 2022)
9 Unit 9: Study selected fiction and non-fiction texts Homework 8 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 9 October 2022) Midterm Assessment 2
10 Unit 10: Study selected fiction and non-fiction texts Homework 9 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 16 October 2022)
11 Unit 11: Study selected fiction and non-fiction texts Homework 10 (Due 11.55 pm Sunday, 23 October 2022)
12 Unit 12: Study selected fiction and non-fiction texts Assessments: Final Oral Assessment (10 minutes, 10%) Final Written Assessment (take-home, 15%)

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Midterm Assessment 1 (5%) 5 % 17/08/2021 24/08/2021 1,2,3,4
Midterm Assessment 2 (5%) 5 % 05/10/2021 12/10/2021 1,2,3,4
Homework (30%) 30 % 03/08/2021 02/12/2021 1,2,3,4
Midsemester Oral Assessment (10%) 10 % 21/09/2021 28/09/2021 1,2,3,4
Final Oral Assessment (10%) 10 % 16/11/2021 02/12/2021 1,2,3,4
Midsemester Written Assessment 15 % 21/09/2021 28/09/2021 1,2,3,4
Final Written Assessment 15 % 16/11/2021 02/12/2021 1,2,3,4
Participation (10%) 10 % 27/07/2021 02/12/2021 1,2,3,4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details

Policies

ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Participation

Participation marks are based on the thoroughness of student preparation (reading assignments before class and preparing vocabulary) and the depth and frequency of participation in classroom sessions and discussions in-person and online. Participation marks are not released before the final results are released.

Examination(s)

The course does not include formal examinations.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 17/08/2021
Return of Assessment: 24/08/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Midterm Assessment 1 (5%)

A 250 word Hindi composition responding to questions about the texts studied and Indian cultural life.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 5 %
Due Date: 05/10/2021
Return of Assessment: 12/10/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Midterm Assessment 2 (5%)

A 250 word Hindi composition responding to questions about the texts studied and Indian cultural life.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 30 %
Due Date: 03/08/2021
Return of Assessment: 02/12/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Homework (30%)

10 weekly homework assignments of both written and audio-recorded compositions concerning the weekly readings and cultural topics.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 21/09/2021
Return of Assessment: 28/09/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Midsemester Oral Assessment (10%)

A 15-minute video recorded response to a set of prompted questions about the texts covered in the course and topics on Indian cultural life.

Asking and answering a set of relevant questions to the video presentations of other class members.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 16/11/2021
Return of Assessment: 02/12/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Final Oral Assessment (10%)

A 15-minute recording of a video project prepared on a topic with the approval of the instructor. Students will also ask and respond to questions from the presentations of classmates. Final oral test marks are not released before the final results are released (10%).

Assessment Task 6

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 21/09/2021
Return of Assessment: 28/09/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Midsemester Written Assessment

A 750-word written essay in Hindi responding to questions regarding the texts covered in the course and other topics on Indian cultural life. (15%).

Assessment Task 7

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 16/11/2021
Return of Assessment: 02/12/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Final Written Assessment

A 750-word written essay written in Hindi on a topic approved by the instructor and related to the 'Final Oral Assessment'. The Final Written Assessment marks are not released before the final results are released (15%).

Assessment Task 8

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 27/07/2021
Return of Assessment: 02/12/2021
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Participation (10%)

Participation marks are based on the thoroughness of student preparation (reading assignments before class and preparing vocabulary) and the depth and frequency of participation in classroom sessions and discussions in-person and online. Participation marks are not released before the final results are released.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Assignments will be returned via Wattle

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Resubmission of assignments is not allowed.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
Chris Diamond
0261253207
cap.student@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


South Asian Languages and Literature, Hindu Studies

Chris Diamond

By Appointment
Chris Diamond
+61 2 6125 3400
christopher.diamond@anu.edu.au

Research Interests


Chris Diamond

By Appointment

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