Punjabi (PUNJ)

Visit the BC Transfer Guide - bctransferguide.ca - for information about course transfer in B.C.

PUNJ 1100  3 credits  
Introductory Punjabi I  

Students who have little or no previous knowledge of Punjabi (Gurmukhi) script will learn to read and write at the basic level. While exploring the Punjabi culture, students will use the communicative approach to develop the ability to speak, comprehend, read, and write Punjabi. Both students who do not speak Punjabi as well as students with fluent Punjabi speaking skills may register, however they will be assessed on different oral assessment rubrics. Note: Students with strong capabilities speaking, reading and writing in Punjabi may be asked to withdraw from the course. Students with strong capabilities speaking, but not reading and writing are encouraged to register in the course.

Level: UG

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS, PW_3

PUNJ 1101  3 credits  
Introductory Punjabi II  

Students will continue to build on basic reading and writing skills learned in PUNJ 1100 as well as improve their oral and listening skills while exploring the Punjabi and Indian cultures. Note: Any student with Grade 12 Punjabi or with previous language skills meeting or exceeding the learning outcomes of PUNJ 1101 is not permitted to register in this introductory course. Students with strong capabilities speaking, reading and writing in Punjabi may be asked to withdraw from the course. Students are encouraged to contact the instructor for an assessment before registering in the course.

Level: UG

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

PUNJ 2200  3 credits  
Intermediate Punjabi I  

Students will use the communicative approach to review and expand their knowledge of basic Punjabi grammar. They will further explore the Punjabi culture while continuing to develop oral, listening, reading, and writing skills at the intermediate level. Note: Students with strong capabilities speaking, reading and writing in Punjabi may be asked to withdraw from the course. Students are encouraged to contact the instructor for an assessment before registering in the course.

Level: UG

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

PUNJ 2201  3 credits  
Intermediate Punjabi II  

Students will use the communicative approach to reinforce and expand their linguistic skills at the intermediate level, through integrated and interactive practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking. They will also continue to work on their intercultural learning skills. Students with strong capabilities speaking, reading and writing in Punjabi may be asked to withdraw from the course. Note: Students are encouraged to contact the instructor for an assessment before registering in the course.

Level: UG

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

PUNJ 3300  3 credits  
Upper Intermediate Punjabi I  

Students will reinforce and expand their linguistic skills and cultural understanding through a study of Canadian Punjabi literature in a variety of forms, including poetry, short stories, and plays. They will also explore nonfiction, such as magazine and newspaper articles. They will do so through integrated and interactive practise in reading, writing, listening and speaking. Students will also continue to work on their intercultural learning.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): PUNJ 2201 or assessment by instructor

Attribute: ARTS

PUNJ 3301  3 credits  
Upper Intermediate Punjabi II  

Students will increase proficiency in all Punjabi language skills at an upper-intermediate level. They will continue their advanced study of complex grammatical structures and specialized vocabulary. They will read and discuss the works of Punjabi writers and journalists, as well as analyze Punjabi movies.

Level: UG

Prerequisite(s): Punjabi 3300 or assessment by the instructor

Attributes: ASTR, ARTS

This online version of the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Calendar is the official version of the University Calendar. Although every effort is made to ensure accuracy at the time of publication, KPU reserves the right to make any corrections in the contents and provisions of this calendar without notice. In addition, the University reserves the right to cancel, add, or revise contents or change fees at any time without notice. To report errors or omissions, or send comments or suggestions, please email Calendar.Editor@kpu.ca

Back To Top