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Syllabus Reading Sanskrit Drama - 35114

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Last update 24-08-2016
HU Credits: 2

Degree/Cycle: 1st degree (Bachelor)

Responsible Department: asian studies

Semester: 2nd Semester

Teaching Languages: Hebrew

Campus: Mt. Scopus

Course/Module Coordinator: Yigal Bronner

Coordinator Email:

Coordinator Office Hours: By appointment

Teaching Staff:
Prof Yigal Bronner

Course/Module description:
In this course we will read from India's classical drama tradition, and in particular The Crown-Jewel of Wonders by the probably southern author Shaktibhadra, a play that tells the story of the Ramayana

Course/Module aims:
The course has two main goals. First, to impart the students with a quick and smooth technique of reading Sanskrit. Second, to familiarize the students with Sanskrit drama and, through it, of some basic conventions of Sanskrit literature. More advanced students will be asked to read a learned commentary that accompanies this play.

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
To read smoothly and quickly a Sanskrit text of medium difficulty, to become familiar with dramatic literature and, more specifically, with Shaktibhadras style and work.

Attendance requirements(%):

Teaching arrangement and method of instruction: Reading, rereading, and reading again and again. This requires preparation at home on a daily basis and active participating in class.

Course/Module Content:
A full list of the reading materials is found on the Moodle site.

Required Reading:
For a detailed description of the required passages in Sanskrit and suggested secondary readings, please see the Moodle site.

Additional Reading Material:

Course/Module evaluation:
End of year written/oral examination 90 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 10 %
Project work 0 %
Assignments 0 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %

Additional information:
Students needing academic accommodations based on a disability should contact the Center for Diagnosis and Support of Students with Learning Disabilities, or the Office for Students with Disabilities, as early as possible, to discuss and coordinate accommodations, based on relevant documentation.
For further information, please visit the site of the Dean of Students Office.