Hindi Course Catalog

1101 Elementary Hindi I 

Study of Hindi language, with appropriate cultural background; development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.
Prereq: Permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 101. GE for lang course.    Example Syllabus

1102 Elementary Hindi II

Continued study of Hindi language, with appropriate cultural background; development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.
Prereq: 1101, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 102. GE for lang course.    Example Syllabus

1103 Intermediate Hindi I

Continued study of Hindi language, with appropriate cultural background; development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.
Prereq: 1103, or permission of instructor. Not open to students with credit for 102 or 103. GE for lang course.    Example Syllabus

2104 Intermediate Hindi II

Continued study of Hindi language, with appropriate cultural background; development of listening, reading, speaking, and writing skills.
Prereq: 1103, or permission of instructor.  Not open to students with credit for 201.

Hindi, belonging to the Indo-European family of languages, is one of the 15 officially recognized languages of India. The goals of Hindi 1101 are to introduce students to the Devanagari script and sound system, elementary vocabulary, basic grammar and sentence structure, as well as to enable students to identify the elements of the spoken and the written language. Students will also learn about the culture, traditions, and history of India. By the completion of this course, students are expected to have enough vocabulary to participate in a basic conversation, and to be able to read and write simple sentences.

In Hindi 1102 and 1103, students are further trained to develop their skills of speaking, comprehension, reading and writing. A variety of practice activities and language tasks, ranging from mechanical to communicative, will be used in class, such as grammar exercises, pronunciation practice, language games, reading and listening comprehensions, movie watching, songs, role-playing, and small skits and plays. Presentations and discussions about Indian culture will be required and encouraged. After completing these three courses, students should be able to listen to complex conversations or stories, watch movies and understand them, read and understand short texts, engage in conversations on everyday topics, and write essays on familiar topics using the structures and vocabulary introduced in class. The course should add to students' familiarity and understanding of Indian culture.    Example Syllabus

2194 Group Studies

Course topics may vary on subjects not otherwise covered by NELC courses.
Prereq: Permission of instructor or department. Repeatable to a maximum of 15 cr hrs or 5 completions.

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