Urdu Faculty


Language Program Coordinator

Senior Lecturer

Course Descriptions

URDU 2010/2020 - Intermediate Urdu

Prerequisites: HIND 1020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.

Introduces various types of written and spoken Urdu; vocabulary building, idioms, and problems of syntax; and conversation.

Credits: 4

URDU 3010/3020 - Advanced Urdu

Prerequisites: URDU 2020 or equivalent, or instructor permission.

This course is designed to expand and to consolidate the structures the student has learned through URDU 2020 by reading original Urdu texts, ranging from literary prose fiction to news media excerpts to poetry (both classical and modern). We will discuss these texts in Urdu in class, and the students will be responsible for a series of short essays throughout the semester in Urdu pertaining both to the texts and to other topics.

Credits: 3

URDU 3300/7300 - Readings in Urdu Poetry: An Ongoing Mahfil

Prerequisites: URDU 3010 or 3020; or HIND 3010 or 3020; or instructor permission.

This course will introduce advanced Urdu and Hindi students to some of the finest poetry in Urdu. Those who cannot read the Urdu script will have the option of reading the texts in Devanagari (the Hindi script). Some of the poets we will read are Mir, Ghalib, Dagh and Faiz. Course work will include brief analytical papers, as well as in-class presentations.

Credits: 3

URDU 4993/8993 - Independent Study in Urdu

Prerequisites: Instructor permission.

Independent Study in Urdu.

Credits: 1-3