BA South Asian Studies Urdu Pathway

SOAS, University of London
En City of London (Inglaterra)

£ 9.000 - (10.576 )
IVA inc.

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  • Bachelor's degree
  • City of london (Inglaterra)
  • Duración:
    4 Years
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This page describes and outlines the Urdu Language Pathway through the BA South Asian Studies (4 years) and BA South Asian Studies and... (4 years) degrees.

Urdu is the national language of Pakistan and one of the official languages of India. It is one of the most widely spoken languages of South Asia, and has acquired a wider distribution in other parts of the world, notably the UK, where it is regarded as their major cultural language by most Muslims from Pakistan and northern India. In its everyday spoken form it is fundamentally similar to Hindi, though distinguished from it in script and in higher vocabulary. Besides its important role as the chief vehicle of Islam in South Asia, Urdu has a rich secular literature, whose poetry is closely based on Persian models.

The Urdu pathway is designed to give students a high level of competence in speaking, understanding, reading and writing Urdu, and a good knowledge of its cultural context. It assumes no previous knowledge of Urdu or its script, though we do prefer candidates to have some record of successful language learning, for example an A level qualification in a European language. Students with previous knowledge of Urdu will be accommodated in a higher level module.

Students must take modules to the value of 4 units in each year of their degree. If a student passes 4 module units in one Pathway Language then the language will be named in the degree title, i.e. BA South Asian Studies (Urdu). Text, Directed Readings and literature modules, and an Independent Study Project in which the language is used to a large extent all count as language modules.

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Inicio Ubicación
15 octubre 2016
City of London
London, Inglaterra
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¿Qué aprendes en este curso?

IT
Urdu
Reading
Language
Intercultural communication
Novel
South Asian Studies
Grammer
South Asian Culture
Development Communication
Urdu Pathway
Contemporary Urdu
language skills
intercultural awareness

Temario

This structure indicates the expected progression for a student who begins their programme of Urdu language study without prior knowledge of the language (ab initio). Students who arrive with some prior knowledge of Urdu will follow a modified structure, to be worked out on an individual basis. Students may not take more than one language module at the elementary level in any given year. Passing of the intermediate level language module (or its equivalent) in Urdu is a prerequisite for admission to the Year Abroad. Year 1 Core Modules Module Code Unit value Term Availability Urdu Language 1 155900512 1 Unit Full Year South Asian Culture 155900812 1 Unit Full Year for BA South Asian Studies (4 years): an introductory course (or half modules to the value of one unit) from List B OR a further module from List A another introductory module (or half modules to the value of one unit) from List B OR an approved module in another department ("open option") for BA South Asian Studies and... (4 years): Two units in the other subject. Year 2 Core Modules Module Code Unit value Term Availability Urdu Language 2 155900513 1 Unit Full Year Compulsory Modules Module Code Unit value Term Availability Imagining Pakistan: literature, nation, gender 155901391 1 Unit Full Year for BA South Asian Studies (4 years): a further module from List A or List C a further module from List C OR an approved module in another department ("open option") for BA South Asian Studies and... (4 years): Two units in the other subject. Year 3 Students will spend the whole academic year in India, where they are expected to attend an intensive language module at an appointed institution and are required to sit local examinations. Year 4 Core Modules Module Code Unit value Term Availability Directed Readings in a South Asian Literature or Culture (Urdu) 155901301 0.5 Unit Term 1 Extended Essay in South Asian Studies 155901101 0.5 Unit Term 1

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OVERSEAS FEES:£16,250