HNU 111. Elementary Hindi-Urdu I. (3 h)

Introduction to modern Hindi-Urdu. Designed for students with no knowledge of the language. Focus is on developing reading, writing, and conversation skills for practical contexts. Instruction in the Devanagari and Nastaliq scripts and the cultures of Indian and Pakistan. Fall only.

HNU 112. Elementary Hindi-Urdu II. (3 h)

Continued instruction in modern Hindi-Urdu. Students with previous background may place into this course with the instructor’s permission. Focus is on developing reading, writing, and conversation skills for practical contexts. Instruction in the Devanagari and Nastaliq scripts and the cultures of India and Pakistan. Spring only. P-HNU 111.

HNU 140. Introduction to the Hindi script (Devanagari). (1 h)

Introduction to the Devanagari writing system used in Hindi, as well as other South Asian languages, including Nepali and Sanskrit. Includes an overview of the Hindi-Urdu sound system and language. Students with prior proficiency in spoken Hindi or Urdu may complete this course in preparation for entering Intermediate Hindi-Urdu (HNU 153 and 201).

HNU 141. Introduction to the Urdu script (Nastaliq). (1 h)

Introduction to the Nastaliq writing system used in Urdu, as well as Persian, Punjabi, and Kashmiri. Includes an overview of the Hindi-Urdu sound system and language. Students with prior proficiency in spoken Hindi or Urdu may complete this course in preparation for entering Intermediate Hindi-Urdu (HNU 153 and 201).

HNU 153. Intermediate Hindi-Urdu I. (3 h)

Second year of modern Hindi-Urdu. Students with comparable proficiency may place into this course with the instructor’s permission. Focus is on building oral and written communication skills in a range of contexts. Exploration of the cultures of India and Pakistan through discussions of authentic materials. Instruction in Devanagari and Nastaliq scripts. Fall only. P-HNU 112.

HNU 201. Intermediate Hindi-Urdu II. (3 h)

Continued intermediate instruction in spoken and written Hindi-Urdu. Students with previous background may place into this course with the instructor’s permission. Focus is on building oral and written communication skills in a range of contexts. Exploration of the cultures of India and Pakistan through discussions of authentic materials. Instruction in Devanagari and Nastaliq scripts. Spring only. P-HNU 153.

HNU 287. Special Topics in Hindi-Urdu Language or Cultural Studies. (1-3 h)

Selected themes and approaches to Hindi-Urdu language, culture, literature, drama, and/or film. May be repeated for credit when topic varies.

HNU 288. Individual Study in Hindi-Urdu Language or Cultural Studies. (1-3 h)

Course may be repeated for a total of 6 credit hours. P-POI.