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    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.

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    Paper title Sanskrit for Postgraduates
    Subject Religious Studies
    EFTS 0.25
    Points 30 points
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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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