University Catalog 2024-2025

Hindi-Urdu (Minor)

Students majoring in any area of study at NC State are eligible to minor in Hindi-Urdu. The minor in Hindi-Urdu provides students with an understanding of South Asian language, culture, history, and religious traditions, and gives students a foundation from which to explore the relation between the nations of South Asia and others throughout the world. Students who intend to work overseas or in multicultural settings and firms within the United States will find this minor very useful.


To be admitted to the program, a student must have a GPA of at least 2.0. Application for admission to any University minor program is now available via MyPack Portal. Admission will be based upon the student’s academic record, and in most cases no longer requires departmental review. Go to the Add a Minor page to apply. (Students may declare the minor when they are enrolled in a class that counts toward the minor.)


Students should declare the minor as soon as they have completed the first course for the minor, and complete their course work according to their minor degree audit, and the minor requirements. Students can monitor their progress toward completing the minor by viewing their Minor Degree Audit online, anytime, in MyPack Portal. Questions regarding unmet course requirements on the Minor Degree Audit (indicated by a red ‘X’) should be directed to the Minor Coordinator, below. Students contact the Coordinator of Advising, once they have completed all of their courses for the minor, or during the registration period for the student’s final semester at NC State, in order to complete the final certification of the minor. Students will receive official recognition on their transcripts for the completed minor. 

Contact Person

Dr. Sujata S. Mody
417 Withers Hall


Plan Requirements

  • Completion of at least 15 credit hours.
  • 9 Credit hours must be taken at NC State and a maximum of six (6) credit hours may be transferred into the minor from another institution.
  • All courses for the minor must be completed with a grade of ‘C-‘ or better.
  • Students must demonstrate tested oral and written proficiency in Hindi-Urdu at the FLN 302 Modern Hindi & Urdu Poetry level. This requirement will normally be met by the successful completion of FLN 301 Twentieth Century Hindi & Urdu Fiction and FLN 302 Modern Hindi & Urdu Poetry with a grade of ‘C-‘ or better.
  • Students are expected to have mastered either the Hindi or Urdu writing systems, but not necessarily both.
  • No more than 6 transfer credits may be applied toward the Minor requirement.
  • Credit earned on the NC State Summer in India Study Abroad Program may be counted toward the Minor requirement.
  • Courses taken in non-NC State Study Abroad or Summer Language Programs may be counted toward the minor but are subject to the transfer credit limit.
  • Prerequisite courses (e.g. FLN 101 Elementary Hindi-Urdu I, FLN 102 Elementary Hindi-Urdu II) will be in addition to the hours required for the minor.
  • Hindi-Urdu language drill courses (FLN 103 Elementary Hindi-Urdu I Conversation, FLN 104 Elementary Hindi-Urdu II Conversation, FLN 203 Intermediate Hindi-Urdu I Conversation, FLN 204 Intermediate Hindi-Urdu II Conversation) are in addition to the Minor requirement.
  • A maximum of two (2) courses may be used (double-counted) towards both departmental major requirements and minor requirements.
  • No courses for the minor may be taken for S/U credit.

Students may declare the minor when they are enrolled in a class that counts toward the minor.

Required Courses
FLN 301Twentieth Century Hindi & Urdu Fiction (offered Fall semester)3
FLN 302Modern Hindi & Urdu Poetry (offered Spring semester)3
Elective Courses
Select three of the following:9
Intermediate Hindi-Urdu I 1
Intermediate Hindi-Urdu II 1
Asian Religions
The Hindu Tradition
Modern India
Government and Politics in South Asia
Total Hours15

Note: Students who have taken the proficiency examination and placed out of FLN 201 Intermediate Hindi-Urdu I and/or FLN 202 Intermediate Hindi-Urdu II may not count these courses toward the Minor.

These courses may not be offered every semester or every year. Check the Schedule of Courses. With the Minor advisor’s approval, additional South Asia-related courses offered as Special Topics in Foreign Languages, World Literature, History, and Religion Studies may be used to fulfill the elective course requirement.