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ASNS1201: Intro to Tibetan Language and Culture 1

2024 unit information

The Tibetan language is an essential medium for understanding Buddhism and Asian history. This unit focuses on written Tibetan and some basic spoken Tibetan. You will learn important grammatical structures, the Tibetan script pronunciation and essential speaking skills. The unit also introduces cultural contexts of the Himalayan region.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Asian Studies

Code ASNS1201
Academic unit Asian Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate a foundational understanding of the Tibetan language, its script, pronunciation, and grammar and how these have been shaped by historical and cultural forces, and how knowledge of them is created through manuscripts and printing
  • LO2. demonstrate basic proficiency in comparative analysis by understanding the linguistic currents that tie Tibetan and Tibeto-Burman languages together across Asia and the Himalayas, including the most important concepts necessary for understanding Tibetan religious, philosophical and literary traditions and cultural norms
  • LO3. demonstrate understanding of Tibetan languages in a global perspective, including basic reading and speaking skills along with issues of dialect and language policies
  • LO4. demonstrate familiarity with philological and linguistic approaches to Asian Studies and an ability to apply them in the effective and ethical communication of their knowledge.

Unit availability

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2023
Normal day Remote

Modes of attendance (MoA)

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