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142139 SE Introduction to the language and literature of the Vedas (2021W)

Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 36 participants
Language: English



Fr 10:00-11:30, SR 5, ab 8.10.


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

Association in the course directory


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