Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2021


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COLL 104 001 (CRN: 14381)


Department: College Courses
Instructor: Ahsan, Hafsa
Meeting: 7:00PM - 8:00PM T (23-AUG-2021 - 3-DEC-2021) 
Part of Term: Full Term - No WL Purge
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 1
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 19
Section Enrolled: 16
Waitlisted: 0 (Max 99) 
Current members of the waitlist have priority for available seats.
Enrollment data as of: 26-MAY-2024 9:46AM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
7:00PM - 10:00PM U
Description: In an increasingly connected world, speaking Hindi/Urdu opens you to communicate with over 500 million people. Although both languages are written differently, how do Hindi and Urdu intersect to form a conversational language? How does learning conversational Hindi/Urdu impact your relationship with South Asia? In Introduction to Conversational Hindi and Urdu, students will develop basic interactional competence in Hindi/Urdu to express themselves and understand others. Students will become familiar with common words and phrases and learn to converse familiar situations. This learning will be accompanied by sociocultural knowledge of South Asia by exposure to famous movies and songs, cultural events, and conversations with a native speaker. This course will focus on conversational Hindi/Urdu and will not involve learning scripts. No prior knowledge of Hindi/Urdu required.