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Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate an understanding and explain peculiarities of Vedic grammar by means of textual analysis.
- Employ specialist reference materials with a strong degree of competence.
- Independently develop translations of Vedic texts and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of alternative translations and their appropriateness to the grammatical and literary contexts of primary texts.
- Demonstrate consideration of the influences of oral/aural textual transmission upon textual composition and apply this awareness to textual analysis and interpretation.
- Identify connections between key concerns in Vedic culture and their expression in the language, style, and structure of Vedic texts.
- Demonstrate a developing ability to reflect critically on methodologies used in the interpretation of Vedic texts.
- Selections from Vedic texts
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
To enrol in this course you must have completed SKRT2105 and SKRT2106 or SKRT3004 and SKRT3005 or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Sanskrit language proficiency assessment.
- Equipment requirements - To successfully engage in this course students will need the following: • Laptop or computer • Computer camera (either inbuilt or webcam) • Headset with microphone • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser • Reliable internet access • Access to a scanner or smartphone
- Other requirements - Via face-to-face video at a set time prescribed by the University. Please be aware of potential time zone differences. This is a fast paced academic course at a University level.
Sanskrit 8 is a high-level reading subject suited to final-year students. This subject introduces students to Vedic Sanskrit, the precursor of Classical Sanskrit, through the investigation of a range of Vedic texts that articulate different developments in the language, thought, and practices of India’s most ancient textual culture. This subject provides students with a foundation in Vedic grammar and exposure to the earliest expression of certain key concepts that have been influential throughout the evolution of South Asian literature and society. Students can expect to acquire skill in the employment of specialist reference materials, familiarity with the distinct text-types encompassed within the Veda, and awareness of modern scholarly approaches to the challenges inherent in interpreting the Veda, its language and worldview.
Type Description Weight (%) Participation Contribution to class activities, including discussions and forums 5 Review exercises Short translation, analysis, and review exercises 25 Project Project on Vedic texts 35 Translation assessment Take-home translation assessment of previously unseen Vedic text 35
- Translation assessment (35%)
- Participation (5%)
- Review exercises (25%)
- Project (35%)
Current study term: 24 Jul 22 to 28 Oct 22
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