ASIANLAN 171 - First Year Urdu I
Fall 2020, Section 002
Instruction Mode: Section 002 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
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Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
May not be repeated for credit.
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ASIANLAN 171 is a beginner’s course designed for students with little or no knowledge of Urdu. In this course students will learn the alphabets, come to understand sound and script relationship, learn and use basic vocabulary, phrases and sentences. In this elementary course, students will practice all the four skills – listening, speaking, reading and writing – in order to be able to communicate at a basic level by exchanging, interpreting, and presenting information. They will learn basic comprehension and communication skills on a limited set of topics and situations.

By the end of the semester, students will be able to:

  • Meet, greet and introduce others and themselves in formal and informal settings
  • Ask and answer simple questions about date and place of birth, nationality, marital status, occupation
  • Give simple descriptions of their familiar surroundings and daily life using rehearsed and memorized formulae and basic vocabulary
  • Express likes/dislikes and preferences
  • Understand and respond to simple exchanges about daily situations regarding self, family, friendship, home, addressing others using socially acceptable reference terms

Course Requirements:

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

Intended Audience:

This course is designed for students who have less than the equivalent of one semester's study of Urdu at the University of Michigan.

Class Format:

Section 001 will meet in person on Wednesdays and will meet virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Section 002 is for students who will be participating 100% online and class meetings will be held virtually Tuesday-Thursday.


ASIANLAN 171 - First Year Urdu I
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
MTuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM
002 (REC)
W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
MTuTh 9:00AM - 10:00AM

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