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ASNS1202: Tibetan Culture and Language 2

2024 unit information

The Tibetan language is an essential medium for understanding Buddhism and Asian history. This unit is based on Intro to Tibetan Language and Culture 1, focussing on literary Tibetan and deepening skills in spoken Tibetan. We will expand our grammatical competency, read short stories, train speaking and understanding, and learn important aspects of Himalayan cultures and religions.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Asian Studies

Code ASNS1202
Academic unit Asian Studies
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:

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

  • LO1. gain a deepened ability to analyse the Tibetan language, its script and grammar;
  • LO2. demonstrate a critical awareness of the textual production through manuscripts and printing;
  • LO3. gain proficiency in comparative analysis by understanding the linguistic currents that tie Tibetan and Tibeto-Burman languages together across Asia and the Himalayas, including concepts necessary for understanding Tibetan religious, philosophical and literary traditions and cultural norms;
  • LO4. demonstrate a critical understanding of Tibetan languages in a global perspective, including more complex reading and speaking skills along with issues of dialect and language policies;
  • LO5. demonstrate an analytical understanding of 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 2 2024
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2 2023
Online Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney

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