Tibetan 1

Vakbeschrijving Tibetan 1
Collegejaar: 2017-2018
Studiegidsnummer: 5481K1TIE
Docent(en):
  • Dr. P.C. Verhagen
Voertaal: Engels
Blackboard: Ja
EC: 10
Niveau: 100
Periode: Semester 1, Blok I, II
Onderwijstijd in uren
(excl. zelfstudie):
66:00 uur
  • Wel Keuzevak
  • Wel Contractonderwijs
  • Wel Exchange
  • Wel Study Abroad
  • Geen Avondonderwijs
  • Geen A-la-Carte en Aanschuifonderwijs
  • Geen Honours Class

Admission requirements

None

Description

Classical Tibetan is the language of the two Tibetan Buddhist canons, containing more than four thousand texts which were translated mainly between 700 and 1300 CE, and the extensive literature that developed around that in Tibet in these and the following centuries. The course offers a theoretical introduction to and practical training of translating simple sentences in classical Tibetan.

Course objectives

  • Elementary knowledge of and insight into the grammar of classical Tibetan.
  • Basic skills in translating simple sentences in classical Tibetan.

Timetable

Timetable

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

Attendance and participation are obligatory for seminars. Students are required to attend all sessions. The convenors need to be informed without delay of any classes missed for a good reason (i.e. due to unforeseen circumstances such as illness, family issues, problems with residence permits, the Dutch railways in winter, etc.). In these cases it is up to the discretion of the convener(s) of the course whether or not the missed class will have to be made up with an extra assignment. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the term end exams and a failing grade for the course.

Course Load

Total course load (10 EC): 280 hours:

  • attending lectures ( 62 hours)
  • preparation for the lectures (ca. 138 hours)
  • reading and preparation for the exams (ca. 76 hours)
  • examination (4 hours)

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Mid-term written exam
  • Final written exam
  • Re-sit

Weighing

  • Mid-term written exam (30%)
  • Final written exam (70%)
  • Re-sit 100%

In order to pass the course, students must obtain an overall mark of “5.50” (=6) or higher.

Resit

The course is an integrated whole. All categories must be completed in the same academic year. No partial marks can be carried over into following years.

Exam review

If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will be organized.

Blackboard

Blackboard

Reading list

Hahn, Michael (Ulrich Pagel translator) 2005. A Textbook of Classical Literary Tibetan. London: SOAS (Lehrbuch der Klassischen Tibetischen Schriftsprache)

Further literature will be supplied in electronic form during the course.

Registration

Students are required to register through uSis before August 15. To avoid mistakes and problems, students are strongly advised to register in uSis through the activity number which can be found in the timetable in the column under the heading “Act.nbr.”.

Not registered, means no permission to attend this course. See also the ‘Registration procedures for classes and examinations’ for registration deadlines and more information on how to register.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Contractonderwijs
(Studeren à la carte is not possible for this course).

Contact

For more information contact, Dr. P.C. Verhagen

Remarks

Students with disabilities

The university is committed to supporting and accommodating students with disabilities as stated in the university protocol (especially pages 3-5). Students should contact Fenestra Disability Centre at least four weeks before the start of their courses to ensure that all necessary academic accomodations can be made in time conform the abovementioned protocol.

Academic Integrity

Students are expected to be familiar with Leiden University policies on plagiarism and academic integrity. Plagiarism will not be tolerated. If you submit any work with your name affixed to it, it is assumed to be your own work with all sources used properly indicated and documented in the text (with quotations and/or citations).

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