SOAS University of London

South Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Sanskrit Language 2 A

Module Code:
155901487
Availability:
This module is expected to run every other year
Credits:
15
FHEQ Level:
5
Year of study:
Any
Taught in:
Term 1

The aims of this module are to introduce students to a variety of original Sanskrit texts. We will read passages from the Epics, poetry, dharmaśāsatras and philosophical texts. The readings are combined with a thorough revision of Sanskrit grammar, to which approximately half of the class hours are dedicated. Students taking this module are strongly encouraged to continue with Sanskrit 2B in term 2.

Workload

4 hours Lecture per week, for a total of 10 weeks.

Method of assessment

  • 30% - Class Test, 1 hour, middle of term
  • 50% - Class Test, 1 hour, end of term
  • 20% - A portfolio of marked homework, translation or essay agreed with the convenor, 2000 words
  • The exact assessment deadline dates are published on the relevant module Moodle/BLE page

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