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Fall 2020 Middle East UN1101 section 001
ELEMENTARY TAMIL I

Call Number 11769
Day & Time
Location
MTWR 1:10pm-2:00pm
ONLINE ONLY
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required None
Instructor Shiv Subramaniam
Type LANGUAGE
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description This course constitutes the first half of a year-long introduction to Tamil, the official language of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu as well as an official language of Sri Lanka and Singapore. In addition to being spoken by almost 80 million people worldwide, Tamil also has an impressive classical past, having served as a language of religious, intellectual, and literary life in South India for nearly two millennia. Assuming no prior experience with the language, this introductory sequence provides students with the grammar, language skills, and cultural context necessary for achieving their individual Tamil language goals, whether they be conducting fieldwork or scholarly research, chatting with relatives back home, or simply waxing poetic over an artful dosai. In order to cultivate students’ reading, writing, speaking, and listening comprehension skills, this course draws upon a wide variety of teaching materials, including the core textbook, oral drills, audio recordings, short films, music videos, memes, and more. No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 11 students (15 max) as of 8:05AM Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Subject Middle East
Number UN1101
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Fee $15 Language Resource
Fee $10 Tamil Materials Fe
Section key 20203MDES1101W001

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