2023-2024 / LLOR0073-2

Vedic language and literature


60h Th, 60h Pr

Number of credits

 Master in ancient languages and literatures : Oriental studies (120 ECTS)15 crédits 


Philippe Swennen

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

All year long, with partial in January


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

Commentend reading of Vedic texts.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Student becomes able to describe a Vedic rite by himself.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

The first two levels of Sanskrit are prerequisites, "Sanskrit III" and "Sanskrit Texts" are co-requisites.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The course consists of reading with the students texts of varying difficulty that consider the same cultic sequence from different angles. 
We usually begin by reading a descriptive treatise, with the relevant stanzas, followed by a commentary in analytical prose.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

Bibliographic orientations are proposed as the course progresses, according to the chosen ceremony.

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Additional information:

The exam consists in rereading together texts seen during the year.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

The course schedule will be determined with students at a meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 16, 2021, in the instructor's office. 


Association of one or more MOOCs