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Minor Concentration Urdu Language (18 credits)

Offered by: Islamic Studies     Degree: Bachelor of Arts and Science

Program Requirements

The Minor Concentration in Urdu Language provides students with comprehensive training in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in Urdu.

For information about instructors and course descriptions, visit the program’s website at http://www.mcgill.ca/mes/.

This program may be expanded to the Major Concentration in World Islamic and Middle East Studies.

Complementary Courses

18 credits of Urdu language (3 levels) from the list below.

  • ISLA 251D1 Introductory Urdu-Hindi (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Introduction to Urdu-Hindi language including pronunciation and reading and writing of either Urduor Hindi script, speaking and comprehension of basic sentences, commands, statements in the present tense.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Shaikh, Sabeena (Fall)

    • Restrictions: Not open to students who have taken ISLA551D1/D2.

    • Students must register for both ISLA251D1 and ISLA 251D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 251D1 and ISLA 251D2are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

  • ISLA 251D2 Introductory Urdu-Hindi (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : See ISLA 251D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Shaikh, Sabeena (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 251D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 251D1 and ISLA 251D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

  • ISLA 352D1 Intermediate Urdu-Hindi (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Speech, comprehension, and reading and writing of more complex grammatical structures, including the subjunctive, future, and past tenses.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Khan, Pasha; Shaikh, Sabeena (Fall)

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 251D1/D2 or ISLA 551D1/D2 or placement test or permission of the instructor.

    • Restriction: Not open to students who have taken ISLA 552D1/D2.

    • Students must register for both ISLA352D1 and ISLA 352D2.

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 352D1 and ISLA 352D2 are successfully completed inconsecutive terms.

    • Students are expected to have knowledge of basic Urdu-Hindi grammar and vocabulary.

  • ISLA 352D2 Intermediate Urdu-Hindi (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : See ISLA 352D1 for course description.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Khan, Pasha; Shaikh, Sabeena (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 352D1

    • No credit will be given for this course unless both ISLA 352D1 and ISLA 352D2 are successfully completed in consecutive terms.

    • Students are expected to have knowledge of basic Urdu-Hindi grammar and vocabulary.

  • ISLA 553 Advanced Urdu-Hindi 1 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Builds upon Intermediate Urdu-Hindi to introduce students to advanced grammatical constructions through reading of longer texts in the Urdu or Hindi script, conversation, and video/audio cultural materials.

    Terms: Fall 2024

    Instructors: Shaikh, Sabeena (Fall)

  • ISLA 554 Advanced Urdu-Hindi 2 (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Advanced study of grammatical constructions through reading long texts in the Urdu or Hindi script, conversation, and video/audio cultural materials.

    Terms: Winter 2025

    Instructors: Shaikh, Sabeena (Winter)

    • Prerequisite: ISLA 553 or permission of the instructor.

  • ISLA 555 Urdu Poetry (3 credits)

    Offered by: Islamic Studies (Faculty of Arts)

    Overview

    Islamic Studies : Interpretation of Urdu poetry for students with intermediate to advanced-level knowledge of Urdu-Hindi language. Includes advanced grammar topics, cultural and historical background, and interpretation and analysis.

    Terms: This course is not scheduled for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    Instructors: There are no professors associated with this course for the 2024-2025 academic year.

    • Prerequisite(s): ISLA 352D1/D2 or permission of the instructor.

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