HIN: Hindi

HIN 101: Intensive Elementary Hindi

An intensive, 6-credit, elementary-level Hindi language course that provides students with basic skills, including pronunciation, everyday conversational proficiency, script, basic grammatical rules, and basic cultural norms and preferences that govern language use. Using the communicative approach, this course situates oral and written language in real-life contexts and promotes learner-centered, interactive classroom activities. A student will be able to comprehend basic conversations and respond in correct Hindi. This course is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of the language. A student who has had two or more years of Hindi in high school (or who has otherwise acquired an equivalent proficiency) may not take HIN 101 without written permission from the supervisor of the course. May not be taken for credit after any other course in Hindi.

DEC:     S3
SBC:     LANG

6 credits

HIN 111: Elementary Hindi I

An introduction to spoken and written Hindi, stressing pronunciation, speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing. This course is designed for students who have no prior knowledge of the language. A student who has had two or more years of Hindi in high school (or who has otherwise acquired an equivalent proficiency) may not take HIN 111 without written permission from the supervisor of the course.

SBCP:    This course provides partial credit for the following: LANG_PART

3 credits

HIN 112: Elementary Hindi II

An introduction to spoken and written Hindi, stressing pronunciation, speaking, comprehension, reading, and writing.

Prerequisite: HIN 111

DEC:     S3
SBC:     LANG

3 credits

HIN 211: Intermediate Hindi I

Advanced speaking, comprehension, reading, writing, and grammar. Selected texts are read. Practice in the language laboratory supplements class work. A student who has had more than four years of Hindi in high school (or who has otherwise acquired an equivalent proficiency) may not take HIN 211 without the written permission of the supervisor of the course.

Prerequisite: HIN 112

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

HIN 212: Intermediate Hindi II

Advanced speaking, comprehension, reading, writing, and grammar. Selected texts are read. Practice in the language laboratory supplements class work. A student who has had more than four years of Hindi in high school (or who has otherwise acquired an equivalent proficiency) may not take HIN 212 without the written permission of the supervisor of the course.

Prerequisite: HIN 211

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

HIN 311: Hindi Conversation and Composition I

An advanced course designed to strengthen students' ability to understand, speak, read, and write Hindi beyond the intermediate level. Students learn to read and comprehend a variety of selected texts from their textbook which includes samples from Hindi newspapers, TV, films, journals, and classical and modern literature and to appreciate the cultural nuances of language use. They are also trained to write professionally and/or creatively in Hindi. Not intended for international students with native knowledge of written and spoken Hindi, or for native students who have mastered written and spoken Hindi.

Prerequisite: HIN 212 or placement test

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits

HIN 312: Hindi Conversation and Composition II

Students continue to strengthen their ability to understand, speak, read, and write Hindi beyond the intermediate level. Students learn to read and comprehend a variety of selected texts from their textbook which includes samples from Hindi newspapers, TV, films, journals, and classical and modern literature and to appreciate the cultural nuances of language use. Students are also trained to write professionally and/or creatively in Hindi. Not intended for international students with native knowledge of written and spoken Hindi, or for native students who have mastered written and spoken Hindi.

Prerequisite: HIN 311 or placement test

DEC:     S3
SBC:     HFA+

3 credits