1st degree (Bachelor)
"amirim" honors program
Ofer Peres (TA)
Coordinator Office Hours:
Prof Yigal Bronner
In this course we will read a selection from the masterpieces of South Asian civilization.
The purpose of this seminar is to familiarize the students with South Asian civilization through a selection of literary works in several languages (primarily from the classical Sanskrit tradition), to understand these works in their cultural context, and most importantly to enjoy reading from some of the world’s greatest literary masterpieces.
Learning outcomes - On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:
To become familiar with South Asian culture and literature, to enjoy reading great literary masterpieces, and to become exposed to cultures other than the student’s own.
According to divisional regulations
Teaching arrangement and method of instruction:
The course is to be divided, roughly, to three separate parts. In the first, we will sample from the beginning of literature in India and the emerging literary models in Sanskrit, Prakrit, Tamil, and Pali. Second, we will turn to classical Sanskrit models, such as the great narrative works of Kālidāsa and Bhaṭṭi, and the theoretical tradition that accompanied them. In the third, we will examine the later and highly innovative models of both Sanskrit and regional languages such as Tamil and Telugu.
See Moodle site for a detailed, weekly reading plan.
Additional Reading Material:
End of year written/oral examination 0 %
Presentation 0 %
Participation in Tutorials 10 %
Project work 80 %
Assignments 10 %
Reports 0 %
Research project 0 %
Quizzes 0 %
Other 0 %
The grade will be determined by four "citation-responses" (10%) two written papers (80%), and active participation (10%).