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Title: Professor of Ethnic Studies and Punjabi Language and Linguistics

Office Location: https://csus.zoom.us/j/6479943728

Email: asingh@csus.edu

Office Phone: (916) 278-5379

Mailing Address: Sacramento State University, World Languages and Literatures, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6087

Office Hours: Fall 2023 :Tuesday: 6:20pm-7:20pm Zoom Link https://csus.zoom.us/j/6479943728

This page updated: : August 27, 2023



PUNJ 1B Punjabi Elementary

Punjabi Elementary courses will introduce modern Punjabi as spoken in Punjab and neighboring states.  While emphasizing teaching of four language skills:  speaking, reading, listening, writing, students will also learn interpersonal communication in Punjabi.  Grasping the basics of the language, students are expected to interact with the community members in real life situations, and will include reading comprehension and writing brief compositions.The Beginning Punjabi 1B: continuation of the Beginning 1A course



Sikh Americans and Globalization: An upper division GE course. The course is offered in Fall and Spring through Department of Ethnic Studies.See the flyer for more information. Course taught by Dr. Singh.

Rubric for ETHN 122 Sikh Americans and Globalizatio


Historical Artifact: Gadhar Printing Press, San Francisco 1913

Punjabi Language has a history of more than 100 years in California. Sikh Pioneers published Punjabi newspapers in 1913 from San Francisco. They bought a Printing Press and produced a lot of literature for liberating India from the British control. Their dream was to make India a free nation, "United States of India."

At the outset of World War 1, Sikh pioneers created a movement for the freedom of India.

Golden Temple Amritsar, Punjab (India) completed in 1604.

Harmandir Sahib, popularly known as Golden Temple, is a spiritual and social center of the Sikhs.

Established on September 1, 1604.

ETHN122 Fall & Spring

Mexican Volcanic Belt cinder cones

Mariposa Hall

ETHN 122 Sikh Americans and Golobalization class of Spring 2011                                                           Students of ETHN 122: Sikh American and Globalization, Spring 2011

Punjabi Pioneers operated this Printing Press in San Francisco in 1913.

This Printing Press was installed in the museum at Stockton Sikh Temple on the occasion of 100th anniversary of its incorporation on 27th May, 1912. To commemorate the role of Sikhs in the history of United States of America and India, two centennial conferences were organized in University of the Pacific, Stockton on September 22, 2012 & September 30, 2012.

Golden Temple Amritsar, Punjab (India)

Golden Temple Amritsar, Punjab (India)