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RELS532 Sanskrit for Postgraduates

Intensive Sanskrit, reading both scriptures and commentaries from classical Sanskrit literature. Particular attention is paid to grammatical and stylistic features and to the manner in which ideas are presented.

Paper title Sanskrit for Postgraduates
Paper code RELS532
Subject Religious Studies
EFTS 0.25
Points 30 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (Distance learning)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,162.75
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Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to

  • Demonstrate understanding of a wide range of Sanskrit grammatical forms, and of Sanskrit syntax;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of essential Sanskrit vocabulary;
  • Read Sanskrit in both Roman and Devanagari script and;
  • Attempt the translation of unseen Sanskrit texts;
  • Translate prepared Sanskrit texts;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of Sanskrit philology and its application in the study of Indian religions;
  • Provide a piece of sustained translation and study of Sanskrit text.

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Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
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