The Punjabi language occupies a central place in our South Asia program, and represents one of the largest and longest-standing Punjabi-language programs in the world, outside of South Asia. We regularly offer three years of instruction in Punjabi language, in addition to occasional fourth-year and graduate courses in special topics in Punjabi literature and history, and have instituted a new oral history program in our Third Year class meant to enable students to use Punjabi in multiple dimentions and produce oral history projects that can be shared with the public at large. Other South Asian languages offered in the Department include Hindi, Urdu, and Sanskrit.
A comprehensive list of courses offered by the Department of Asian Studies can be found in the UBC Calendar.
PUNJ101 Introductory Punjabi II Sections
Continuation of PUNJ 100. Credit will be granted for only one of PUNJ 101 or PUNJ 102. Students who have taken Punjabi 11 in high school cannot take PUNJ 101 for credit.
PUNJ102 Introductory Punjabi Sections
Spoken and written Punjabi. As of 2011W, credit will be granted for only one of PUNJ 100/101 or PUNJ 102. Students who have taken Punjabi 11 in high school cannot take PUNJ 102 for credit.
PUNJ200 Intermediate Punjabi Sections
Study of the grammar and introduction to Punjabi literature. As of 2011W, credit will be granted for only one of PUNJ 201/202 or PUNJ 200.
PUNJ300 Advanced Punjabi Sections
Advanced grammar and conversation. Major genres of Punjabi literature. As of 2011W, credit will be granted for only one of PUNJ 301/302 or PUNJ 300.
PUNJ402 Medieval and Early Modern Punjabi Literature Sections
Emphasis is on reading and written expression. Analytical writing in English and Punjabi required.
PUNJ457 Punjabi Theatre Sections
Punjabi-language theatre, with emphasis on Canadian forms. Reading, writing, and performance of plays; examination of history of Punjabi theatre.