South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

Herman Van Olphen


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Professor Emeritus, Asian Studies
Herman Van Olphen

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HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

31625-31630 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM JES A218A

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

31635 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM JES A215A

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

31640-31645 • Fall 2009
Meets TTH 5:00PM-6:30PM GAR 2.128

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). 

BEN 507 • First-Year Bengali II

30780 • Spring 2009
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 8A

Continuation of Bengali 506.

BEN 312L • Second-Year Bengali II

30785 • Spring 2009
Meets MWF 10:00AM-11:00AM UTC 1.136

Continuation of Bengali 312K.

BEN 506 • First-Year Bengali I

31535 • Fall 2008
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:00PM PAR 8A

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.

BEN 312K • Second-Year Bengali I

31540 • Fall 2008
Meets MWF 3:00PM-4:00PM PAR 8A

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.  Prerequisite: Bengali 507 with a grade of at least C.

BEN 381 • Conf Crs In Bengali Lang & Cul

31445 • Spring 2008

Supervised individual study in Bengali language or culture.  Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor on form obtained from the graduate coordinator.

BEN 506 • First-Year Bengali I

31850 • Fall 2007
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:00PM PAR 8A

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.

BEN 507 • First-Year Bengali II

30820 • Spring 2007
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM PAR 10

Continuation of Bengali 506.

BEN 312L • Second-Year Bengali II

30825 • Spring 2007
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 10

Continuation of Bengali 312K.

BEN 506 • First-Year Bengali I

31455 • Fall 2006
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM PAR 10

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.

BEN 312K • Second-Year Bengali I

31460 • Fall 2006
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 10

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.  Prerequisite: Bengali 507 with a grade of at least C.

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

31715-31720 • Fall 2006
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM RAS 215

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

31725-31730 • Fall 2006
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM RLM 6.122

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). 

BEN 507 • First-Year Bengali II

29945 • Spring 2006
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM PAR 10

Continuation of Bengali 506.

BEN 312L • Second-Year Bengali II

29950 • Spring 2006
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM GRG 424

Continuation of Bengali 312K.

BEN 506 • First-Year Bengali I

29425 • Fall 2005
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM PAR 10

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.

BEN 312K • Second-Year Bengali I

29430 • Fall 2005
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:00PM PAR 10

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.  Prerequisite: Bengali 507 with a grade of at least C.

HIN 312K • Second-Year Hindi I

29690 • Fall 2005
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM MEZ 1.118

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 330 • Adv Read, Compos, & Conver I

29695 • Fall 2005
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM PAR 10
(also listed as HIN 384)

Study of specific subjects related to Hindi culture as reflected in its literary productions and other modes of expression.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Hindi 312L with a grade of at least C.

HIN 312L • Second-Year Hindi II

28845 • Spring 2005
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM PAR 10

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 312L • Second-Year Hindi II

28850 • Spring 2005
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 10

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.



BEN 506 • First-Year Bengali I

29190 • Fall 2004
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM PAR 10

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.

BEN 312K • Second-Year Bengali I

29195 • Fall 2004
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM PAR 10

Not open to native speakers of Bengali.  Prerequisite: Bengali 507 with a grade of at least C.

HIN 506 • First-Year Hindi I

29440 • Fall 2004
Meets MW 2:00PM-3:00PM PAR 10

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 312K • Second-Year Hindi I

29445 • Fall 2004
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM PAR 10

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 312K • Second-Year Hindi I

29450 • Fall 2004
Meets TTH 12:30PM-2:00PM PAR 10

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.

ANS 301M • First-Year Bengali II

27175 • Spring 2004
Meets TTH 11:00AM-12:30PM PAR 10

Please check back for updates.

ANS 372 • Advanced Bengali Readings

27255 • Spring 2004
Meets TTH 2:00PM-3:30PM PAR 10

Please check back for updates.

HIN 312L • Second-Year Hindi II

27690 • Spring 2004
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM PAR 1

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 330 • Readings In Avadhi And Braj

27693 • Spring 2004
Meets TTH 3:30PM-5:00PM PAR 10
(also listed as HIN 384)

Study of specific subjects related to Hindi culture as reflected in its literary productions and other modes of expression.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Hindi 312L with a grade of at least C.

ANS 301M • First-Year Bengali

27458 • Fall 2003
Meets MT 6:00PM-7:00PM PAR 10

Please check back for updates.

ANS 372 • Advanced Bengali

27588 • Fall 2003
Meets MWF 1:00PM-2:00PM PAR 10

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HIN 312K • Second-Year Hindi I

28005 • Fall 2003
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM PAR 10

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 312K • Second-Year Hindi I

28010 • Fall 2003
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM PAR 10

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 330 • Adv Read, Compos, & Conver I

28015 • Fall 2003
Meets W 5:00PM-8:00PM PAR 10
(also listed as HIN 384)

Study of specific subjects related to Hindi culture as reflected in its literary productions and other modes of expression.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Hindi 312L with a grade of at least C.

HIN 507 • First-Year Hindi II

27235 • Spring 2003
Meets MW 10:00AM-11:00AM PAR 10

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 312L • Second-Year Hindi II

27250 • Spring 2003
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM PAR 10

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 506 • First-Year Hindi I

27740 • Fall 2002
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:00PM PAR 10

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 312K • Second-Year Hindi I

27745 • Fall 2002
Meets MF 12:00PM-1:00PM PAR 201

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

27405 • Spring 2002
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM PAR 10

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 506 • First-Year Hindi I

28155 • Fall 2001
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:00PM PAR 10

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 312K • Second-Year Hindi I

28160 • Fall 2001
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM PAR 10

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 330 • Contemporary Hindi Narratives

28165 • Fall 2001
Meets T 3:00PM-6:00PM PAR 10
(also listed as HIN 384)

Study of specific subjects related to Hindi culture as reflected in its literary productions and other modes of expression.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Hindi 312L with a grade of at least C.

ANS 372 • Indian Film-W

27390 • Spring 2001
Meets MWF 12:00PM-1:00PM PAR 10
C2

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HIN 312L • Second-Year Hindi II

27765 • Spring 2001
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM PAR 10

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 506 • First-Year Hindi I

28255 • Fall 2000
Meets MW 1:00PM-2:00PM PAR 10

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 312K • Second-Year Hindi I

28260 • Fall 2000
Meets MWF 11:00AM-12:00PM PAR 10

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 330 • Adv Read/Compos, & Conver II

28265 • Fall 2000
Meets M 5:00PM-8:00PM PAR 10
(also listed as HIN 384)

Study of specific subjects related to Hindi culture as reflected in its literary productions and other modes of expression.  Specific offerings are listed in the Course Schedule.  Prerequisite: Hindi 312L with a grade of at least C.

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