Undergraduate Course: Sanskrit Special Subject (ASST10104)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||Students will be introduced to the study of advanced Sanskrit texts in the areas of classical South Asian philosophy and religion. The texts will be chosen from a Hindu, Buddhist or Jain background and will involve themes such as karma and the arguments for a creator god. The course will involve both the translation and analysis of the texts selected for study and investigation of the various scholarly issues relating to them.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Pre-requisites||Pass in Sanskrit 3 1 and 2 or equivalent
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- form a specialised and critical understanding of an aspect of ancient Indian history, philosophy, literature, religion etc.
- analyse and evaluate a range of Sanskrit primary sources relating to a topic of their choice and provide a critical assessment of scholarly discussion.
- develop skills in critically evaluating an aspect of Sanskrit language and literature or pre-modern Indian religion which they can transfer to the study of other religions and areas of cultural history.
- communicate their awareness of an aspect of ancient Indian civilisation as a unique cultural endeavour which at the same time overlaps with other literatures and religions.
- develop skills based on closely focussing on their chosen special subject and attain levels of articulacy and coherence in class discussion appropriate to the level of study.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Mr Paul Dundas
Tel: (0131 6)50 4175
|Course secretary||Mr David Horn
Tel: (0131 6)50 4227