Sanskrit 3

Course description Sanskrit 3
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 5482K1SA
Teacher(s):
  • Prof.dr. P.C. Bisschop
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 10
Level: 300
Period: Semester 1, Block I, II
  • Yes Elective choice
  • Yes Contractonderwijs
  • Yes Exchange
  • Yes Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

Successful completion of 5481K2SA Sanskrit 2. Please, contact Prof.dr. P.C. Bisschop, if you are interested in taking this course, but do NOT fulfill the abovementioned requirement.

Description

This course introduces students to different forms and styles of Sanskrit literature. The selected texts are introduced at the first meeting and vary from year to year. We meet two times a week to read two original Sanskrit texts and discuss issues of grammar, syntax, translation and interpretation. The course requires active preparation and participation.

Course objectives

  • Enhanced understanding of different forms and styles of Sanskrit
  • Improved reading and translation skills
  • Increase of the student’s range of Sanskrit vocabulary
  • Knowledge of aspects of ancient Indian culture through reading authentic texts

Timetable

Timetable

Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

Attendance and participation are obligatory. Classes missed for a good reason (to the discretion of the conveners and to be discussed BEFORE the class takes place) 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

  • Classes (13×4) and exams (2×2): 56 hours
  • Preparation and revision of set texts and additional literature: 144 hours
  • Revision and preparation for exams: 80 hours
  • Total: 280 hours (10 EC x 28 hours)

Assessment method

Assessment

Two written examinations.

Weighing

Two written examinations (w): one at the end of the first block (40%) and one at the end of the second block (60%), covering the texts read during each block.

Resit

In order to pass the course, students must obtain an overall mark of 5.50 (=6) or higher. The individual exams cannot be retaken. There is one opportunity for a re-sit of the entire course (100%).

The course is an integrated whole. The final examination and the assignments 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

The texts to be read are announced at an introductory meeting. Students are requested to contact the instructor beforehand.

Aside from the texts read during the course students should have access to:

  • Jan Gonda, A Concise Elementary Grammar of the Sanskrit Language. With Exercises, Reading Selections, and a Glossary. Translated from the German by Gordon B. Ford, Jr. Leiden: Brill, 1966.
  • M. Monier-Williams, A Sanskrit-English Dictionary. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1899. (various reprints)
  • William Dwight Whitney, Sanskrit Grammar. Including Both the Classical Language and the Older Dialects of Veda and Brāhmaṇa. Fifth Edition. Leipzig, 1924. (various reprints)

Registration

Students of the BA program South and Southeast Asia Studies 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.”.

Other students are requested to send an email to the study coordinator including their name, student ID number, course title and prospectus or catalog number. Depending on the availability of places, the study co-ordinator will register these students after August 15. By September 1 at the latest the student will be able to see in uSis whether (s)he is registered or not.

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

Prof.dr. P.C. Bisschop

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 accommodations 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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