Advanced Topics

Various advanced Hindi-Urdu courses offered by the Department of Asian Studies play a key role in HUF’s second-year program. Course topics vary but usually focus on literary themes and specialize in either the Hindi or Urdu tradition. Classes are restricted to a small size, taught by prominent Asian Studies faculty, and are open to graduate students studying alongside HUF scholars. Class discussions, readings, and written assignments are conducted primarily in a Hindi-Urdu medium.

Advanced topic courses are taught by world-renowned Hindi-Urdu scholars such as Kathryn Hansen, Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the South Asia Institute at UT Austin.

Advanced topic courses are taught by world-renowned Hindi-Urdu scholars, such as Kathryn Hansen, Professor of Asian Studies and Director of the South Asia Institute at UT Austin.

Past topics have included:

For a list of current Hindi and Urdu course offerings from the Department of Asian Studies visit their course listings. Courses eligible for HUF’s Advanced Topic designation are usually numbered HIN 330 or URD 330. HUF scholars should always check with their HUF advisor before registering for their Advanced Topic course.