1851001 Buddhist Studies

Numbering Code U-LET14 31851 LJ36 Year/Term 2021 ・ First semester
Number of Credits 2 Course Type reading
Target Year Target Student
Language English Day/Period Thu.3
Instructor name KLEBANOV, Andrey (Graduate School of Letters Program-Specific Foreign Language Lecturer)
Outline and Purpose of the Course We will read representative examples of important styles of German academic writing in the fields of Indology and Buddhology, so as to develop students’ abilities to read and understand academic German on their own.
The aims of the course are (1) to introduce students into major works of German Indology and Buddhology, (2) to familiarize them with main stylistic features of academic writings in German and with the features of German translations from Sanskrit, as well as (3) ultimately to develop students’ abilities to read and understand German academic writings on their own.
Course Goals Students will develop their abilities to read and understand German academic writings on their own.
Schedule and Contents The choice of texts depends on student interest and specialization. Various periods and styles of German Indological and Buddhological literature will be read, from essays to excerpts from monographs (15 weeks).
Evaluation Methods and Policy Active participation in the classroom, preparation of translations from German at home.
Course Requirements None
Study outside of Class (preparation and review) Preparation of German textual passages to be translated and discussed. Approximately one to two hours per week.
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