Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject is based around developing the skills you need to read modern Hindi texts. By using texts as exemplars of contemporary Hindi language and perspectives on South Asian society, the subject will enable students to access a wide range of modern Hindi usages. We will read modern texts on topics such as the partition of India and Pakistan, traditional urban and rural lifestyles, and contemporary issues related to the caste system. We will also explore issues related to vocabulary, usage and idiom. In addition the subject will focus on the development of active language skills in both oral and written forms. It is recommended that student take AST2MMA with this subject.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Woolford

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesEngage in creative activities related to the study of a range of Hindi texts, including reading, writing, role play and creative activities

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsHND2BE3 OR HND3BE3 OR HND1BE3

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

The Routledge Intermediate Hindi Reader

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorN.Sharma and T.Bhatia





Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

The Oxford Hindi-English Dictionary

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementPrescribed






Chapter/article titleN/A



Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Learn how to converse on topics of common occurrence in Hindi speaking areas
02. Learn how to engage in Enquiry and evaluate complex sources before applying synthesis and understanding at a foundational level
03. Learn how to select appropriate readings, analyse topics and develop relevant language forms
04. Learn to write and read intermediate level texts using a vocabulary of around one and a half thousand words
05. Develop an awareness of the importance of socio-cultural skills
06. The ability to engage in communicative language learning strategies

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Woolford

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

One hour final exam (1000 word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

One hour mid term exam (1000 word equivalent)

N/AOther written examIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Oral and aural test (800 word equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo20 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Tutorial exercises (400 words equivalent)

N/AOtherIndividualNo10 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6

Weekly reading and writing quizzes (800 word equivalent)

N/AQuizzesIndividualNo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6