Department of Asian Studies
Department of Asian Studies

Mansi Bajaj


Lecturer

Contact

  • Phone: 512-475-6045
  • Office: WCH 5.112
  • Office Hours: Fall 2020 MTh 12-1:30 by appt. only
  • Campus Mail Code: G9300

Courses


HIN 312L • Second-Year Hindi II-Wb

33145 • Spring 2021
Meets MW 11:30AM-1:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Continuation of Hindi 312K.  Hindi 612 and 312L may not both be counted.  Prerequisite: Hindi 312K with a grade of at least C.



HIN 604 • Accelerated First-Year Hin-Wb

32105 • Fall 2020
Meets MW 2:30PM-4:00PM
Internet; Synchronous

For speakers of Hindi who have not studied it formally.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 604 and 507 may not both be counted; Hindi 604 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted; Hindi 604 and Urdu 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 604 and Urdu 507 may not both be counted.

Course Description:

The course is a fast paced First Year Hindi course designed for students who have some background in spoken Hindi, even if they do not have any knowledge of the Hindi script. Students will learn to read and write the Devanagari script, so literacy in the language is not assumed, hence students who can already follow simple conversation in Hindi belong in this course. Students who are comfortable in spoken Hindi and can read and write Hindi belong in an upper level class. 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. You may consult the instructor if you are unsure of which course you should take. This course aims to improve students’ existing aural and oral proficiency, alongside introducing and building up their reading and writing ability in Hindi. Students will be immersed in a variety of language inputs such as conversations, Bollywood clips, stories, and other audio-visual materials from media, including videos and new paper articles, etc to enhance their Hindi vocabulary and grammar, hence giving them the opportunity to understand the parent culture. The basic skeleton of the language will be practiced through a series of innovative aural, oral, reading and written assignments.

HIN 312K • Second-Year Hindi I-Wb

32120 • Fall 2020
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:30AM
Internet; Synchronous

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 612 and 312K may not both be counted.   Prerequisite: Hindi 507 with a grade of at least C.

Course Description:

Hindi 312K consolidates and builds on the first year level foundation laid in HIN 506/507 or HIN 604. There is a steady progression in the student's ability to communicate in and understand Hindi. Instruction with authentic materials including, but not limited to, feature films, radio broadcasts and graded literary and non-literary texts helps the student appreciate cultural nuances. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. This course is not open to students who have taken HIN 612. You may consult the instructor if you are unsure of which course you should take.

HIN 312L • Second-Year Hindi II

32680 • Spring 2020
Meets TTH 8:00AM-9:30AM MEZ 1.118

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Continuation of Hindi 312K.  Hindi 612 and 312L may not both be counted.  Prerequisite: Hindi 312K with a grade of at least C.



HIN 604 • Accelerated First-Year Hindi

32110 • Fall 2019
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM BEN 1.108

For speakers of Hindi who have not studied it formally.  Hindi 604 and 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 604 and 507 may not both be counted; Hindi 604 and Urdu 604 may not both be counted; Hindi 604 and Urdu 506 may not both be counted; Hindi 604 and Urdu 507 may not both be counted.

Course Description:

The course is a fast paced First Year Hindi course designed for students who have some background in spoken Hindi, even if they do not have any knowledge of the Hindi script. Students will learn to read and write the Devanagari script, so literacy in the language is not assumed, hence students who can already follow simple conversation in Hindi belong in this course. Students who are comfortable in spoken Hindi and can read and write Hindi belong in an upper level class. 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. You may consult the instructor if you are unsure of which course you should take. This course aims to improve students’ existing aural and oral proficiency, alongside introducing and building up their reading and writing ability in Hindi. Students will be immersed in a variety of language inputs such as conversations, Bollywood clips, stories, and other audio-visual materials from media, including videos and new paper articles, etc to enhance their Hindi vocabulary and grammar, hence giving them the opportunity to understand the parent culture. The basic skeleton of the language will be practiced through a series of innovative aural, oral, reading and written assignments.

HIN 312K • Second-Year Hindi I

32125 • Fall 2019
Meets MW 11:30AM-1:00PM PAR 208

Not open to native speakers of Hindi.  Modern Hindi of India.  Hindi 612 and 312K may not both be counted.   Prerequisite: Hindi 507 with a grade of at least C.

Course Description:

Hindi 312K consolidates and builds on the first year level foundation laid in HIN 506/507 or HIN 604. There is a steady progression in the student's ability to communicate in and understand Hindi. Instruction with authentic materials including, but not limited to, feature films, radio broadcasts and graded literary and non-literary texts helps the student appreciate cultural nuances. Emphasis is placed on spontaneous self-expression in the language. This course is not open to students who have taken HIN 612. You may consult the instructor if you are unsure of which course you should take.

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