Personal tools

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Hindi 002: Elementary Hindi/Urdu

This is the continuation of Hindi-Urdu 001 and emphasizes on Devnagari script.





Hindi/Urdu 001 or consent of instructor



With learner-centered, hands-on activities, the students will learn everyday use and domain related new vocabulary in HINDI/URDU, improve their interpretive skills, and enhance their fluency in oral communication. The focus will be on developing students’ oral-aural skills and raising their cross-cultural awareness about products, practices and perspectives of diverse Hindi-speaking cultures. The learners will explore the facts and facets of India’s history, geography, day-to-day life, and celebrations through the use of authentic texts, videos and audios.  

Project-based curriculum will allow students to build academic proficiency in Hindi, using culturally relevant themes as a vehicle for listening, writing, speaking and reading tasks. Students will have access to individualized instruction and feedback.

The culminating theme-based presentation tasks will provide evidence that students have achieved the learning objectives.

GE credit (Old): Arts & Humanities.
GE credit (New): Arts & Humanities and World Cultures.

Format: Lecture/Discussion - 5 hours.


  • Joshua Pien and Fauzia Farooqui, Beginning Hindi: A Complete Course  (Georgetown University Press, 2014)

Following the campus guidelines for Coronavirus all UC Davis classes, lectures, seminars, labs and discussion sections will move to virtual instruction and remain virtual through the end of Fall Quarter 2020, including final exams. Given this, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions. To contact staff members of the department via e-mail or phone, please go to our administrative staff contact page.

Interested in a course?

Current course schedules

Meet our language instructors