Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will focus on the ways in which Hindi is used in Bollywood films and in TV broadcasting across a wide range of contexts typical of contemporary Hindi media. Drawing on film and broadcast sources as well as secondary print literature students will explore the ways in which Hindi media engages with the interaction between traditional Indian cultural values and contemporary international influences. Language areas addressed will include the development of the skills needed for reading, writing and translation of different genres of media Hindi and the development of relevant conversation skills. Teaching will be in a 3 hour workshop format which will include lectures on Hindi in Indian media, discussion of the distinctive features of Hindi use in media, creative activities and group work. Assessment will include activities related to language skills and the preparation of a report, in Hindi, on a selected area in Hindi media.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Woolford

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HND2004 or HND2BEB or HND1BE4 or HND2BE4 or HND3BE4 or co-ordinator's approval


Incompatible subjects HND3BE5, HND2BE5, HND1BE5, HND3BEA

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Woolford

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"This is a seminar/workshop for the Language."


Assessment elementComments%
One group based oral presentation (400 words equivalent)10
One group based oral presentation (400 words equivalent)10
One pair work oral presentation (400 words equivalent)10
One pair work oral presentation (400 words equivalent)10
One report on Hindi usage in media (1600 words equivalent)40
One research based assignment (800 words equivalent)20