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Fall 2020 Middle East GU4810 section 001

Call Number 13736
Day & Time
MW 10:10am-12:00pm
Points 4
Grading Mode Standard
Approvals Required Instructor
Instructor Tyler M Richard
Method of Instruction On-Line Only
Course Description This course constitutes the first half of a year-long advanced reading course in Classical Sanskrit. In 2020-2021, the focus of Advanced Sanskrit will be the genre of scholastic, commentarial prose (śāstra). Placing equal attention on stylistic conventions, discursive strategies, and technical vocabulary, this course will introduce students to select philosophical debates lying at the intersections of epistemology, metaphysics, and philosophy of language. Textual excerpts may be drawn from an array of intellectual disciplines, including Nyāya, Mīmāṃsā, Yogācāra, and Vyākaraṇa. Rigorous analysis of primary texts will be supplemented with occasional discussions about what implications the disciplined reading of Sanskrit śāstra may hold for practices such as translation, comparative philosophy, and transdisciplinarity. Prerequisites: Intermediate Sanskrit II or instructor’s permission.  No P/D/F or R credit is allowed for this class.
Web Site Vergil
Department Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies
Enrollment 4 students (25 max) as of 8:06PM Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Subject Middle East
Number GU4810
Section 001
Division Interfaculty
Campus Morningside
Fee $15 Language Resource
Fee $10 Sanskrit Materials
Section key 20203MDES4810W001

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