The Study of Hindi Urdu
Hindi-Urdu (also called Hindustani) is one of the four most-spoken languages in the world. Hindi is the official language of India, and Urdu is the official language of Pakistan. At an elementary level, Hindi and Urdu grammar is the same. Hindi is written in Devanagari script, and Urdu is written in Perso-Arabic script, called Nastaliq. Hindi draws its vocabulary from Sanskrit while Urdu draws heavily from Persian and Arabic vocabulary.
Both languages are widely understood across the South Asian countries, and are spoken by South Asian immigrants all over the world. The dialogues and songs of a large number of Hindi films and Indian and Pakistani satellite television channels use Hindi-Urdu in general.
Please check the link above for information about classes and faculty. The Department of Languages & Literature dose not offer a Major or Minor degree in Hindi-Urdu.