HDS 4050

Introductory Pali

Parimal Patil


Considered sacred by the Theravada Buddhist tradition of Sri Lanka, India and Southeast Asia, as it was held to convey the actual "words of the Buddha", Pali came to be used as an authoritative, cosmopolitan language throughout the Theravada world. Pali texts display a rich variety of genres, including some of the earliest extant Indian poetry. The course is geared toward allowing the student to read Pali texts as quickly as possible.

Enrollment Limited: No
Open to BTI Students: No
Jointly offered as Pali 101a


0.50 credits
Fall 2013
Course times to be announced.
Course location to be announced.

Relationship to Program Requirements

Program Requirement Area / Category / Art / Designation
MTS Area(s) of Focus None
MDiv Distribution Category/ies None
MDiv Art(s) of Ministry None
Language Course Designation(s) Basic language course