Jaam-e Urdu: Explorations in Reading and Writing

Date:
Sep 06, 2021 - Nov 12, 2021
Application Deadline:
May 20, 2021
Duration:
10 Weeks
Schedule:
Monday - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM
Wednesday - 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM

Jaam-e Urdu: Explorations in Reading and Writing is a 10-week course geared towards students who already have some familiarity with Urdu (that is, those students who have studied in English-medium schools or heritage learners outside of Pakistan who wish to further develop their language skills). We will engage with a variety of texts and genres designed to increase students' reading and speaking skills in Urdu as well as giving students a broad perspective on Urdu language and literature. There will be opportunities for writing practice with the goal of improving spelling, grammar, and vocabulary. Students will have increased familiarity with idioms, proverbs and everyday phrases. Students will practice close reading and analysis of a range of texts from across the Urdu-speaking world; we will read fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in a variety of styles and from a variety of eras. This course will be conducted online. The primary medium of instruction will be Urdu.

Learning Outcomes:

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

  • Work to correct common grammatical and pronunciation mistakes in speaking
  • Gain exposure to a broad survey of Urdu literary texts and genres
  • Increase students fluency in reading and writing Urdu
  • Learn close reading and analysis of literary texts
  • Practice translation in Urdu
Umar Anjum
Umar Anjum has taught at Michigan State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has received specialized Urdu pedagogy training at UC Berkeley. He has also worked in Lahore School of Economics and at Forman Christian College University. He has been attached with UC Berkeley for their study abroad program in Pakistan. In addition, he is co-founding member of the Punjabi Boliyan Research Initiative (PBRI). He is a TED. Ed fellow and a TED translator.

Course Fee: PKR 12,000/-

Note: CES may cancel or postpone a course due to insufficient enrolment or unforeseen circumstances. In this case, the university will refund registration/processing fee (if any) but will not be responsible for any other related charges/expenses including cancellation/change charges by airline and travel agencies. 

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