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.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorIan Woolford

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites HND2004 or subject coordinator's approval


Incompatible subjectsHND2BE5 OR HND3BE5 OR HND3BEA OR HND1BE5

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/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

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply a language and cultural studies perspective to local and global issues
02. Apply ethical and cultural awareness to different areas of language usage
03. Evaluate diverse positions on an area of Hindi media
04. Present a brief and persuasive argument on an area of usage in Hindi in Indian media
05. Produce a sustained, complex written report on an area of Hindi usage in Indian media
06. Produce an original, well-researched response to different areas in the use of Hindi in media
07. Summarise research and arguments on an area of Hindi media
08. Work effectively in groups as a group member and/or leader

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2020, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorIan Woolford

Class requirements

Seminar Week: 10 - 22
One 3.00 h 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 elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
One group based oral presentation (400 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO7, SILO8
One group based oral presentation (400 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO7, SILO8
One pair work oral presentation (400 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO7, SILO8
One pair work oral presentation (400 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO2, SILO7, SILO8
One report on Hindi usage in media (1600 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo40 SILO1, SILO2, SILO5, SILO7, SILO8
One research based assignment (800 words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5, SILO6, SILO7, SILO8