Summer 2011

Begins on: 
June 1, 2011

INTENS ELEM HIN-URD (Session C)

HIN-URD 15
106 Dwinelle
MTuWThF 8:00A-12:00P
48605
DESAI, S A

(Session C (8wk) 6/20 to 8/12)

This is a beginner’s level intensive course. The aim of this course is to enable the student to acquire the major language skills- listening, speaking, reading, writing and knowledge of formal grammar. Special emphasis is given to the ability to speak and understand Hindi (and also spoken Urdu). In this course an entire year’s worth of first-year Hindi is compressed into an 8 week schedule. After completing this course, students should be able to enroll in an intermediate Hindi level course. In the first week, students learn the Devanagari writing system, and some conversation skills, such as exchanges of greetings. From the second week, the class follows a regular pattern of grammar discussion, grammar drills, dictations, readings, watching video clips and conversation based on the readings and video clips and attending language lab. All these activities are arranged in such a way that they reinforce each other. The reader prepared by Dr. Aftab Ahamd contains several personal stories and video clips along with scripts. These are based on funny Hindi commercials, Hindi films, songs and TV drama. They not only reinforce the grammatical structures learned in the class and build up a sound vocabulary, but also help students learn about South Asian society in general and the etiquette and culture of Hindi-Urdu speaking community in India which affects the use of language in daily life. Although this course is based on Devanagari writing system, Dr. Aftab Ahamd takes special care to use vocabulary that is common in both Hindi and Urdu and he is always willing to help students learn Urdu script if they so desire.

INTENS ELEM HIN-URD (Session C)

HIN-URD 15
221 Wheeler
MTuWThF 1:00-2:00P
48610
DESAI, S A

(Session C (8wk) 6/20 to 8/12)

This is a beginner’s level intensive course. The aim of this course is to enable the student to acquire the major language skills- listening, speaking, reading, writing and knowledge of formal grammar. Special emphasis is given to the ability to speak and understand Hindi (and also spoken Urdu). In this course an entire year’s worth of first-year Hindi is compressed into an 8 week schedule. After completing this course, students should be able to enroll in an intermediate Hindi level course. In the first week, students learn the Devanagari writing system, and some conversation skills, such as exchanges of greetings. From the second week, the class follows a regular pattern of grammar discussion, grammar drills, dictations, readings, watching video clips and conversation based on the readings and video clips and attending language lab. All these activities are arranged in such a way that they reinforce each other. The reader prepared by Dr. Aftab Ahamd contains several personal stories and video clips along with scripts. These are based on funny Hindi commercials, Hindi films, songs and TV drama. They not only reinforce the grammatical structures learned in the class and build up a sound vocabulary, but also help students learn about South Asian society in general and the etiquette and culture of Hindi-Urdu speaking community in India which affects the use of language in daily life. Although this course is based on Devanagari writing system, Dr. Aftab Ahamd takes special care to use vocabulary that is common in both Hindi and Urdu and he is always willing to help students learn Urdu script if they so desire.

INTENS ELEM HIN-URD (Session C)

HIN-URD 15
103 Wheeler
MTuWThF 2:00-3:00P
48615
DESAI, S A

(Session C (8wk) 6/20 to 8/12)

This is a beginner’s level intensive course. The aim of this course is to enable the student to acquire the major language skills- listening, speaking, reading, writing and knowledge of formal grammar. Special emphasis is given to the ability to speak and understand Hindi (and also spoken Urdu). In this course an entire year’s worth of first-year Hindi is compressed into an 8 week schedule. After completing this course, students should be able to enroll in an intermediate Hindi level course. In the first week, students learn the Devanagari writing system, and some conversation skills, such as exchanges of greetings. From the second week, the class follows a regular pattern of grammar discussion, grammar drills, dictations, readings, watching video clips and conversation based on the readings and video clips and attending language lab. All these activities are arranged in such a way that they reinforce each other. The reader prepared by Dr. Aftab Ahamd contains several personal stories and video clips along with scripts. These are based on funny Hindi commercials, Hindi films, songs and TV drama. They not only reinforce the grammatical structures learned in the class and build up a sound vocabulary, but also help students learn about South Asian society in general and the etiquette and culture of Hindi-Urdu speaking community in India which affects the use of language in daily life. Although this course is based on Devanagari writing system, Dr. Aftab Ahamd takes special care to use vocabulary that is common in both Hindi and Urdu and he is always willing to help students learn Urdu script if they so desire.

GREAT BOOKS INDIA (Session D)

S ASIAN R5A
123 Dwinelle
MTuWThF 10:00A-12:00P
83905
MURCHIE, I

(Session D (2nd 6wk) 7/5 to 8/12)

Reading and composition based on classic works of Indian literature ranging from the ancient Sanskrit epics to modern novels by Indian and western authors. Weekly composition on texts and topics read and discussed in class. Satisfies the first half of the Reading and Composition requirement.

INDIA WRITERS EYE (Session A)

S ASIAN R5B
123 Dwinelle
MTuWThF 10:00A-12:00P
83910
CHIARUCCI, B

(Session A (1st 6 wk) 5/23 to 7/1 )

Reading and composition in connection with eastern and western representations of India, and other Asian cultures, in great works of modern literature. Satisfies the second half of the reading and composition requirement.

INDIA WRITERS EYE (Session D)

S ASIAN R5B
123 Dwinelle
MTuWThF 8:00-10:00A
83915
MANTHRIPRAGADA, A

(Session D (2nd 6wk) 7/5 to 8/12)

Reading and composition in connection with eastern and western representations of India, and other Asian cultures, in great works of modern literature. Satisfies the second half of the reading and composition requirement.

HINDU MYTHOLOGY (Session D)

S ASIAN 140
279 Dwinelle
MTW 12:00-2:00P and Th 12:00-1:00P
83920
GONZALEZ-REIMANN, L

(Session D (2nd 6wk) 7/5 to 8/12)

In this course we will study literary and religious aspects of Hindu myths. Through the reading of primary sources in translation, the course covers the main divinities and many mythological themes of early Vedic as well as later Puranic literature. We will follow the development of mythology from the Rg Veda to the epics—The Mahabharata and the Ramayana—and up to the classical mythology of the Sanskrit Puranas.

Dept/Crssort icon Sec Title Instructor Days/Times Location CCN
HIN-URD 15 1 INTENS ELEM HIN-URD (Session C) DESAI, S A MTuWThF 8:00A-12:00P 106 Dwinelle 48605
HIN-URD 15 1 INTENS ELEM HIN-URD (Session C) DESAI, S A MTuWThF 1:00-2:00P 221 Wheeler 48610
HIN-URD 15 101 INTENS ELEM HIN-URD (Session C) DESAI, S A MTuWThF 2:00-3:00P 103 Wheeler 48615
S ASIAN R5A 1 GREAT BOOKS INDIA (Session D) MURCHIE, I MTuWThF 10:00A-12:00P 123 Dwinelle 83905
S ASIAN R5B 1 INDIA WRITERS EYE (Session A) CHIARUCCI, B MTuWThF 10:00A-12:00P 123 Dwinelle 83910
S ASIAN R5B 2 INDIA WRITERS EYE (Session D) MANTHRIPRAGADA, A MTuWThF 8:00-10:00A 123 Dwinelle 83915
S ASIAN 140 1 HINDU MYTHOLOGY (Session D) GONZALEZ-REIMANN, L MTW 12:00-2:00P
and Th 12:00-1:00P
279 Dwinelle 83920