This course seeks to provide the learner’s familiarity with research experience in a subject of their interest based on their study thus far. The course involves selection of a text or a portion of a text for independent study along with the allied texts and commentaries. It requires the student to present their understanding and interpretation of the selected text portions through a seminar paper. It also involves creating a concept map of the various structures to which the text portion aligns.
In this course students will be able to:
- Independently read, understand, interpret and present the knowledge assimilated from a selected text or portion of a text.
- Apply the methods of comprehension and interpretation of śāstric texts first-hand for deeper assimilation.
- Prepare a concept map of the selected text portion and identify the structures used in framing the text portion in relation to a systematic comprehension of the full text.
Area of Study: Sanskrit Studies
Required / Elective: Required
Prerequisites: Completion of 36 Credit-Hours of Course work in the MA in Sanskrit / Masters’ Certificate in Sanskrit
Faculty / Instructor: Guided independent work
Quarter Offered: Winter 2022