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Hindi Studies Minor

The minor in Hindi Studies is designed for students interested in receiving training in processing and using Hindi in a wide variety of authentic (from informal to institutional) contexts. Students will be encouraged to read authentic Hindi material from different genres and registers (including Hindi print media). Completion of the minor requires at least 19 hours in applicable courses.

Hindi language requirement (10 credit hours)

  • HNDI 404: Intermediate Hindi II
  • HNDI 405: Advanced Hindi I
  • HNDI 406: Advanced Hindi II

Two Courses in Indian Linguistics/Sociolinguistics (6 credit hours)

To be chosen from the following list in consultation with advisor:

  • LING 115: Language and Culture in India
  • HNDI 412: Business Hindi
  • LING 111: Language in Globalization

One historically significant language course related to Modern Hindi or a course on Indian/South Asian Literature (3-5 credit hours)

  • SNSK 201-Elementary Sanskrit I
  • SNSK 202-Elementary Sanskrit II
  • ARAB 201-Elementary Standard Arabic I
  • ARAB 202-Elementary Standard Arabic II
  • PERS 201-Elementary Persian I
  • PERS 202-Elementary Persian II
  • HNDI 408-Intro to South Asian Lit

Students with prior knowledge of any of the languages mentioned above can also meet the 3-5 credit requirement by taking upper level courses in these languages.