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Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811

Fall 2003

URD 506 • First-Year Urdu I

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
28570 MW
TTh
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
9:30 AM-11:00 AM
BAT 104
BAT 217
Hassan

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the script and grammar of Urdu, a language spoken not only in the Indian subcontinent but also in the Middle East, Europe and North America. In addition to the Perso-Arabic script, students will also be introduced to the Devanagari (Hindi) script. By the end of the academic year, students will be able to read and write in both scripts. Conventional teaching materials will be supplemented by popular film songs, clips from Indian and Pakistani films and newspapers, and works of prose and poetry composed by such luminaries as Mirza Ghalib and Munshi Premchand. No prior knowledge of Urdu or Hindi is assumed.

Grading Policy

Class Attendance & Participation 30% Exams 40% Daily Assignments 30%

Texts

Asani & Hyder, Aaiye Urdu Parhen

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