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Department of the Languages and Cultures of China and Inner Asia

Pre-Classical Tibetan

Course Code:
155901157
Status:
Course Not Running 2014/2015
Unit value:
1
Year of study:
Year 3, Year 3 of 4 or Year 4 of 4
Taught in:
Full Year

Prerequisites

Intermediate Classical Tibetan

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

At the end of the course students will be familiar with the characteristics of Tibetan pre-classical style (7th-10th centuries AD currently) in terms of palaeography, orthography, vocabulary and grammar. They will also be acquainted with the main genres of the style, namely inscriptions, letters, historical and mythological works, and Buddhist and non-Buddhist religious texts, while considering the history of the study of the style and its special problems.

Workload

Total of 22 weeks teaching with 3 hours classroom contact per week.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination (80%) taken in May/June and coursework (20%).

Suggested reading

A reading list will be given by the convenor at the beginning of the course.