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

Fall 2009

HIN 312K • Second-Year Hindi I

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
31650 MW
3:00 PM-4:30 PM
MEZ 1.204
SHANKAR, J.

Course Description

This is an intermediate level Hindi class where we emphasize the four core areas of language learning, namely, listening, speaking, reading and writing. The fifth, the most crucial aspect of language learning makes the backdrop of all the other core areas, which is the culture that is witnessed in the Hindi speaking areas not only of India, but also of the Hindi speaking diaspora in various parts of the world. Therefore, our text is formed not only by the books mentioned above, but a whole host of other media, print as well as audio-visual, that assist us in understanding the culture and its internal interactions. We explore the variety of vocabulary, registers and manners of speaking as they pertain to specialized topics and aspects of daily life. We also impersonate various registers and manners of communication by trying them out ourselves, either in writing, or through role playing. Modern Hindi of India. HIN 612 and 312K may not both be counted. Not open to native speakers of Hindi. Primarily for students proficient in basic Hindi.

Grading Policy

Homework: 20% Class participation: 20% Daily Journal: 20% Average of four best quizzes: 20% Final Exam: 20% Grade Breaks: A = 89.50, B = 79.50, C = 69.50, D = 59.50, F < 59.50

Texts

1. Intermediate Hindi by Sheela Verma, 2. Advanced Hindi Grammar by Usha Jain, 3. Assorted articles and news items as well as movie and song clips chosen by the instructor.

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