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The Department of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies offers different Hindi-Urdu classes in fall vs. spring. Hindi and Urdu are taught as a single language with two different writing systems; in addition to the main class sequence, there are two one-credit script classes. The classes available in fall 2022 are HNUR 101, 203, 220 (Hindi script), 221 (Urdu script), and 305. In spring 2023 we plan to offer HNUR 102, 204, and 306.

For a complete listing of Hindi-Urdu courses and course descriptions, consult

If you’re a beginner (no previous knowledge of Hindi-Urdu), register for any section of HNUR 101. Note that this class will not be offered in spring semester.

If you have prior knowledge of Hindi-Urdu and want to take Hindi-Urdu, you must take a placement test (it’s an online test that you can do at any time). This is true for everyone, regardless of how you learned Hindi-Urdu (in high school, at home, etc.) and regardless of any test credit or transfer credit you may have. Click here for information on the online placement test.

Different levels of Hindi-Urdu are offered in fall and spring, so it’s possible you’ll have to wait until spring to continue studying Hindi-Urdu if you place into a class only offered in spring. If you have some speaking ability but don’t know how to read and write, you may be advised to start by taking one of the script classes in the fall.

If you have trouble getting into the Hindi-Urdu class you want, please refer to the information and help in this registration FAQ:, or contact Lori Harris at