ASIANLAN 471 - Advanced Urdu I
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Waitlist Capacity:
Enforced Prerequisites:
ASIANLAN 272 or by assignment of ASIANLAN 471 by Placement Test.
May be elected twice for credit.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

ASIANLAN 471 is a continuation of ASIANLAN 272. This continuing proficiency-based course focuses on developing advanced language skills alongside cultural knowledge. Students will learn complex structures used in descriptions, narrations, discussions, and supporting opinions in culturally and contextually appropriate manners. The course materials include literary texts, newspaper articles/reports, movie reviews, audio/video clips, and interviews. The target language cultures and traditions are discussed with a view to develop their understanding of the region. Students are familiarized with the regional and social varieties of the standard language. Since this course is repeatable, the materials and the topics/themes change according to the needs and interests of students.

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe and narrate short scenes/stories
  • Cope with some difficult situations.
  • Discuss issues and support/oppose opinions
  • Read and understand some news/articles/blogs
  • Explain and reflect on the concept of culture through comparisons

    Course Requirements:

    Homework Assignments, Attendance and Class Participation, Quizzes, Project, Midterm and Final Exam

    Intended Audience:

    This course is designed for students who have successfully completed ASIANLAN 272 or placed into it by exam

    Class Format:


  • ASIANLAN 471 - Advanced Urdu I
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    001 (REC)
    MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
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