This course will provide students with knowledge and understanding of the Hindi language and Indian culture. The major goal is to develop practical ability to communicate in Hindi for day-to-day needs. Topics include the Hindi script, basic grammar and sentence structure, and development of language skills in reading, writing, listening, and speaking. No previous knowledge of Hindi required.This is a service-learning course. Engagement may include direct, project-based, or research-focused service with local/global community partners among other engaged practices.