Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Gautami Shah


MS, Purdue University

Senior Lecturer
Gautami Shah

Contact

  • Phone: 512-475-6033
  • Office: WCH 4.104GA
  • Office Hours: Fall 2020 M 4-6 by sign up & by appt.
  • Campus Mail Code: G9300

Interests


Issues of inclusivity, translanguaging and language pedagogy; Contemporary South Asian literature and popular culture (specifically Bollywood) with a focus on communal conflicts, gender issues, caste, religion and immigrant experiences; Program and curriculum development; and Innovative use of technology in language teaching

Biography


Gautami Shah has established and expanded Hindi programs at Rice, Yale and Duke Universities and is currently at U.T. Austin. She has been involved in a number of national projects related to less commonly taught languages (lctls) , including developing national Standards for Hindi pedagogy. Shah is also actively involved in national advocacy for lctls. She is past president of the National Organization of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) and the South Asian Language Teachers Association (SALTA) and current executive director of SALTA.

Shah’s research interest lie in: Issues of inclusivity, Translanguaging and language pedagogy; Contemporary South Asian literature and popular culture (specifically Bollywood) with a focus on communal conflicts, gender issues, caste, religion and immigrant experiences; Program and curriculum development, and Innovative use of technology in language teaching. In addition to several material development projects, recognizing that the gendered nature of Hindi verb conjugations lag behind the social and legal realities of the day, Shah is currently working on a linguistically sound “transgender" conjugation of Hindi verbs.

Shah’s current projects include:

"Bringing Hindi into the 21st Century": Creating a linguistically sound transgender conjugation of Hindi verbs.
"e-Hindi for Elementary Hindi": Materials for web-intensive first-year Hindi including a web-based Hindi grammar reader.
"Teachers’ Stories": Web-based materials introducing meaningful narratives at the first-year level.
"Hindi through Songs": Web-based materials using Hindi film songs to supplement the teaching of Hindi.

Courses


HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

33480 • Fall 2021
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:00PM
Hybrid/Blended

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

33485 • Fall 2021
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM
Hybrid/Blended

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II-Wb

33130 • Spring 2021
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without taking HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level, nor is it open to students who have taken HIN 604.

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II-Wb

33135 • Spring 2021
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without taking HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level, nor is it open to students who have taken HIN 604.

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I-Wb

32110 • Fall 2020
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I-Wb

32115 • Fall 2020
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

ANS 372 • Bollywood And Society

32274 • Spring 2020
Meets W 5:00PM-8:00PM BEN 1.108
GC

Course Description

This course explores the dual role of Bollywood in society, viz., that as an agent of social change on the one hand, and as a mirror of social reality on the other. Through a historical trace of the influence of Bollywood cinema on society at various points in South Asian history, as well as an examination of the representations of South Asian society in Bollywood over the years, this course begs us to critically reevaluate the role of cinema and popular culture as mere entertainment in society.

 

Proposed Grading Policies:

Class Participation 20%
BLOGs and weekly comments on BLOGs 15%
Leading class discussion 10%
Written review/critique of class discussion led 10%
Essay 1 - 15%
Essay 2 - 15%
Oral presentation of Essay 2 - 15%

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32665 • Spring 2020
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 1.122

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without taking HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level, nor is it open to students who have taken HIN 604.

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32115 • Fall 2019
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 2.118

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32120 • Fall 2019
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM MEZ 2.118

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32625 • Spring 2019
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 1.122

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without taking HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level, nor is it open to students who have taken HIN 604.

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32630 • Spring 2019
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM MEZ 1.102

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without taking HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level, nor is it open to students who have taken HIN 604.

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32765 • Fall 2018
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 2.118

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32770 • Fall 2018
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM MEZ 2.118

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

31665 • Spring 2018
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 2.118

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without taking HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level, nor is it open to students who have taken HIN 604.

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

31670 • Spring 2018
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM BEN 1.122

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without taking HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level, nor is it open to students who have taken HIN 604.

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32285 • Fall 2017
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:00PM JES A207A

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32290 • Fall 2017
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 2.118

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32295 • Fall 2017
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM MEZ 2.118

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32130 • Spring 2017
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 1.120

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without taking HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level, nor is it open to students who have taken HIN 604.

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32135 • Spring 2017
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM BEN 1.108

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without taking HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level, nor is it open to students who have taken HIN 604.

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

ANS 372 • Bollywood And Society

30865 • Spring 2016
Meets T 5:00PM-8:00PM BEN 1.126
GC

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HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

31280 • Spring 2016
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM GAR 2.128

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without taking HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level, nor is it open to students who have taken HIN 604.

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

31285 • Spring 2016
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM BEN 1.108

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without taking HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level, nor is it open to students who have taken HIN 604.

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

31335 • Fall 2015
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:00PM BEN 1.106

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

31340 • Fall 2015
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 2.118

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

31345 • Fall 2015
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM MEZ 1.204

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

ANS 372 • Bollywood And Society

31065 • Spring 2015
Meets T 5:00PM-8:00PM BEN 1.126
GC

Please check back for updates.

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

31455 • Spring 2015
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM BEN 1.106

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without taking HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level, nor is it open to students who have taken HIN 604.

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32320 • Fall 2014
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:00PM PAR 1

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32325 • Fall 2014
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 1.120

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32330 • Fall 2014
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM MEZ 1.204

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

ANS 372 • Bollywood And Society

32167 • Spring 2014
Meets T 5:00PM-8:00PM MEZ 1.122
GC

Please check back for updates.

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32640 • Spring 2014
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM CAL 419

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without taking HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level, nor is it open to students who have taken HIN 604.

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32645 • Spring 2014
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM MEZ 1.120

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without taking HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level, nor is it open to students who have taken HIN 604.

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32315 • Fall 2013
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 1.120

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32325 • Fall 2013
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:00PM GAR 0.128

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 118 • Practice In Spoken Hindi

32345 • Fall 2013
Meets T 5:00PM-7:00PM MEZ 1.122

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Instruction and practice in conversation for intermediate-level students.  Two lecture hours a week for one semester.  Prerequisite: Hindi 507 with a grade of at least C.



HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32210 • Spring 2013
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.204

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty.  This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level. 


With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language.

Grades shall be based on class participation, weekly homework and essays, quizzes, 2 mid-terms, 1 individual presentation and a final exam.

In addition to MW 1-2pm, this course meets TTh 11-12:30pm. There is also a 1 hour small group conversation requirement for the course. 

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32215 • Spring 2013
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 1.204

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty.  This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level. 


With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

Grades shall be based on class participation, weekly homework and essays, quizzes, 2 mid-terms, 1 individual presentation and a final exam.

In addition to MW 2-3pm, this course meets TTh 2-3:30pm. There is also a 1 hour small group conversation requirement for the course. 

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32220 • Spring 2013
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM MEZ 1.204

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty.  This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level. 


With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

Grades shall be based on class participation, weekly homework and essays, quizzes, 2 mid-terms, 1 individual presentation and a final exam.

In addition to MW 3-4pm, this course meets TTh 12:30-2:00pm. There is also a 1 hour small group conversation requirement for the course. 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32115 • Fall 2012
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 1.120

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32130 • Fall 2012
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM CAL 419

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 118 • Practice In Spoken Hindi

32148 • Fall 2012
Meets MW 4:00PM-5:00PM MEZ 1.122

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Instruction and practice in conversation for intermediate-level students.  Two lecture hours a week for one semester.  Prerequisite: Hindi 507 with a grade of at least C.



HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32155 • Spring 2012
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 2.118

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without taking HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level, nor is it open to students who have taken HIN 604.

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

32160 • Spring 2012
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM BEN 1.106

This course is the second semester First Year Hindi course. It is the continuation of HIN 506 and is open only to students who have passed HIN 506 with the requisite grade or have the instructor's permission to take the course. For students entering without taking HIN 506, misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. This course is also not open to students who have passed HIN 506 but have been placed in a higher level Hindi course to match their proficiency level, nor is it open to students who have taken HIN 604.

With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32000 • Fall 2011
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM MEZ 1.120

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32013 • Fall 2011
Meets MW 3:00PM-4:00PM CAL 419

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

32017 • Fall 2011
Meets MW 4:00PM-5:00PM CAL 21

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 506 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted.

Description

This course is a multi-section and limited enrollment course. This course is designed for the "Hindi beginner" and assumes no (or minimal) background in the language. Students with a background in spoken Hindi (even though they may not have literacy skills) should take HIN 604 “Accelerated First Year Hindi”. Students with basic knowledge of Hindi who are unsure of which course they should take should consult the instructor for appropriate placement. Misrepresentation of proficiency level during placement will severely affect the final grade, as such a misrepresentation shall be considered to be a case of scholastic dishonesty. With material especially designed for this course, one has plenty of opportunity to play with and explore the language and its parent culture. The course creates an intellectually stimulating atmosphere by drawing on varied academic interests of the participants. Through a combination of graded texts, written assignments, audio-visual material including clips from contemporary Hindi films and songs, and computer based assignments, this course is geared towards increasing oral, aural, written and reading proficiency in the target language. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. By the end of the semester, diligent participants should be able to use Hindi in self satisfying and meaningful ways (i.e. polite conversations, light readings and written self expression in the language). 

Approach and Philosophy towards Teaching


As an educator, I am here to share the joy of learning with students; to bring about the realization that learning is a life long process which neither begins, nor ends in the classroom. I am here to encourage the development of imagination and the expansion of mind to such extents that ideas are born instead of being merely absorbed, and students eventually shift from the receiving end to the producing end where they become creators of knowledge -- the makers of history, science, literature, art, philosophy and the like. This to me is both, the privilege and duty of an educator.

Towards this end, I feel committed to providing students with an atmosphere, both within and without the classroom, where they can freely engage in such a pursuit of knowledge and where they learn to think for themselves free from shackles of conformity, tradition and fear.

Philosophy towards language pedagogy:
Given this approach towards educating, for me language learning and teaching take on dimensions beyond mere skill acquisition and training. My students are then required from the very beginning to think in the language being learnt, thus eventually learning an entirely new way of thinking. This in turn opens doors to perspectives and angles, once unfamiliar and alien. Further, requiring students to think in the language from the very beginning can only be accomplished through a deeper understanding of the parent and related cultures of the language, thus exposing them to world-views and ways of life different from their own. That proficiency is indeed attained in the target language, becomes incidental.

Lastly, believing that all disciplines are in the final analysis related to each other, I am also committed to providing a classroom experience where students are compelled to draw on the multitude of diverse knowledge they have acquired in the course of living. I am committed to providing a space for de-fragmentation of knowledge which today is so easily fragmented.

Going Paperless (user's perspective)


Going Paperless

A user's experience on how to teach online without a physical blackboard/whiteboard and how to go completely paperless in giving meaningful feedback and marking up student assignments.

While the demonstration and instructions are specific for an iPad, other tablets have similar functionality.

Recording with demo: Please click on the image below to view a recording of instructions and demonstrations on how to go board-less and paperless.

Going Paperless recording with reinstructoins

Going Boardless (using a virtual whiteboard & annotating files on your white board): 00:00-16:20

Going paperless with grading and feedback: 16:21-30:51 [A big thank you to UT colleagues Yukie Aida and Peter Mueller for contributing submissions as "students" so that I could demonstrate paperless grading]

Instructions only (no demo): For a pdf file with instructions only, please click on: Instructions for going paperless and boardless.

If you have problems accessing either of the links please send me an email at gshah@austin.utexas.edu 

1st day in a virtual first year FL classroom


Introductions in a foreign language (FL) on the 1st day in a virtual FL classroom:

(i)    Keynote presentation including a recorded demonstration

 

(ii) Recorded Demo Only (click on the image)

 

(iii)    PDF File of Keynote

Effective online instruction w existing knowlege


Effective Engagement through Re-vamping and Re-tooling for Online Instruction

The materials found on this page are meant to suggest that one can effectively engage and instruct without having to learn a multitude of new apps and software.

Simple re-vamping & re-tooling, along with a willingness to think outside the box should suffice.

(i) Slideshow (recording) including clips from the film students made "together while in stay-in-place mode" - [time = 6:54]

(ii) PDF file of Keynote (without clips, but with screenshots)