We have proposed to locate our rather ambitious Oral History project in a two-part program for advanced students. As a part of a larger effort to develop a fourth-year Punjabi language program at UBC, we have developed and received approval for a new Fourth Year Punjabi language course that will allow students to concentrate on language use and video production. This will allow for the return of more structured language instruction in PUNJ 300, and a more open-ended and language-use oriented focus for the new Fourth Year course.
We also have received approval for a new 400-level course entitled ASIA 475 “Documenting Punjabi Canada” being offered for the first time in fall 2015. This will allow for Oral History investigation and documentation in the context of an English-language content class. Stay tuned to see student results!