Sanskrit for Postgraduates 1 (SANS5901)

UNIT OF STUDY

Sanskrit is an important canonical language of Buddhism and was the most widely used language in India for philosophy and religion up until modern times. This unit provides an introduction to the language. Emphasis will be given to understanding the basic grammatical structures and Devanagari script and to understanding the place of Sanskrit within Indian culture and Buddhist tradition. There will be exercises in translation from Sanskrit to English and English to Sanskrit.

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Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Assessment

3x1000wd assignments (60%), 3hr exam (40%)

Faculty/department permission required?

Yes

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Prohibitions

SANS1001

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