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Syllabus Reading Kalidasa - 35410
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Last update 14-10-2015
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 appoitment

Teaching Staff:
Prof Yigal Bronner

Course/Module description:
In this course we will read from the work of India's best known poet from the classical period, Kālidāsa, with a focus on his famous Raghuvaṃśa (The Story of the Raghu Family).

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 Kālidāsa's corpus and, through it, of some basic conventions of Sanskrit literature.

Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
To read smoothly and quickly a complex Sanskrit text, to become familiar with kāvya literature and, more specifically, with Kālidāsa's style and works.

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.