South and Southeast Asian 24: Freshman Seminar: Readings in Indian Philosophical Thought

Category: Freshman and Sophomore Seminars
Course #: 33400
Units: 1
Times and Locations:

F 1-2

134 Dwinelle

The Freshman Seminar Program has been designed to provide new students with the opportunity to explore an intellectual topic with a faculty member in a small seminar setting. Freshman seminars are offered in all campus departments and topics vary from department to department and semester to semester. Enrollment limited to 15 freshmen. In this seminar, we will take a glimpse into crucial works of Indian philosophy including Upanishads, Sankhyakarika, Tipitaka, Tirukkular and Kabir's poetry. The readings will be mostly in Sanskrit, Pali and Early Modern Hindi (with English translations). We will pay attention to the content as well as the language of the texts. Knowledge of and/or interest in Indian languages is an advantage, but it's not required.

Instructors:

Nora Melnikova