Minor in Middle East Studies - Sanskrit Texts I: Narrative and Epic Selections RELS 3600   Sanskrit Texts I: Narrative and Epic Selections
CREDIT HOURS: 3
This course provides a transition from first-year Sanskrit grammar to the reading of simple Sanskrit texts in their original form. In the first weeks, the materials selected for reading will be examined slowly and thoroughly as a means of introducing key aspects of grammar not covered in in the first year (notably the infinitive, simple future, additional forms of compounds, present participial adjective, optative, gerundive, absolute constructions, causative and reduplicating perfect). Students thus will be equipped with the tools for independent reading of simple narrative and epic sources such as the Pañcatantra, Hitopadesa, Kathasaritsagara, Mahabharata, Hariva?sa, and Ramaya?a.
FORMAT: Other (explain in comments)
FORMAT COMMENTS: Guided Independent Reading. Contact department for details.
PREREQUISITES: Both RELS 1600.03 and RELS 2600.03, or both CLAS 1600.03 and CLAS 2600.03
CROSS-LISTING: CLAS 3600.03