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142139 SE Introduction to the language and literature of the Vedas (2020W)

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Details

max. 36 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 06.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 13.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 20.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 27.10. 15:30 - 17:00 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 03.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 10.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 17.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 24.11. 15:30 - 17:00 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 01.12. 15:30 - 17:00 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 15.12. 15:30 - 17:00 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 12.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 19.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37
Tuesday 26.01. 15:30 - 17:00 Seminarraum 6 ISTB UniCampus Hof 4 2C-O1-37

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course is an introduction to the special features of Vedic language and culture based on commented reading of selected passages of the Vedic corpus. The goal of the course is to acquire the skills necessary to read and understand Vedic texts in their cultural context.

Assessment and permitted materials

The proficiencies necessary for the course are:
- preparation of selected text passages
- active participation during classes
- a seminar paper consisting of the philological discussion of a small Vedic passage

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The requirements to be fulfilled in the course are:
- attendance
- active participation (25%)
- preparation of text passages (25%)
- seminar paper (50%)

Examination topics

The skills acquired during the course should enable independent reading and understanding of Vedic text material.

Reading list

Jamison, Stephanie W. and Joel Brereton. 2014. The Rigveda: the earliest religious poetry of India. Vols. I-III. Oxford: Oxford University Press. (https://ubdata.univie.ac.at/AC11653013)

MacDonell, Arthur A. 1916. A Vedic Grammar for Students. Clarendon: Oxford. (http://www.theasis.net/RgV/Vedic_Grammar_for_Students.pdf; Reprint 2010, Motilal Banarsidass)

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