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University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill:Summer Intensive Hindi-Urdu

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Overview:
Hindi-Urdu 101 (no prerequisite): May 23 - June 27 (Summer Session I) Hindi-Urdu 102: June 29 - August 4 (Summer Session II)

Aimed at beginners in Hindi-Urdu, this course will cover the material for first- year Hindi-Urdu in two separate five-week sessions. Foundations of grammar, listening comprehension, common idioms and conversation will be supplemented with various audio-visual materials including films, music, comic books and magazines, accordingly gradated to match the grammatical progress of the students. For those with some background in Hindi, this course will also provide an excellent grammatical review and an opportunity to develop strong writing skills in Hindi-Urdu.

The course will be taught by Andrea Pinkney, currently in the Ph.D. program in Religion at Columbia University. During 1995-1998, Ms. Pinkney lived in Varanasi, U.P and Pune, Maharashtra studying Sanskrit, Hindi and Urdu, in addition to conducting M.A. fieldwork on Sikh pilgrimage sites in Punjab, H.P. and U.P. In 1998, Ms. Pinkney completed a three year program in Hindi-Urdu from Banaras Hindu University, obtaining an Advanced Diploma in Hindi-Urdu.

Although the two courses are meant to be taken in sequence, special arrangement may be made with the instructor to accommodate those interested in joining SSII in mid-stream.

For further course information, please contact the instructor: amp65@columbia.edu .For registration information, please contact: Patricia Maroney, Departmental Administrator, Curriculum in Asian Studies, pmaroney@email.unc.edu, (919) 962-4294.

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