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Gurbani 101 Introduction

Thursday
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June
2015
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Course Description: Gurbani 101 is a survey course that familiarizes students with the structure, languages and themes of the Guru Granth Sahib. The course format encompasses lectures, discussions and activities. Course Objective: To provide students with tools and exposure to nomenclature for developing an approach to understanding Guru Granth Sahib. Learning Objectives & Outcomes By the end of this course, students will be expected to: • Recognize the structure, format and layout of Guru Granth Sahib • Identify different languages of Gurbani • Learn basic character of Gurmukhi script and its pronunciation • Understand basic grammar of Gurbani • Identify major symbolism, cultural and folk elements • Familiarize with key themes, terms and phrases • Contextualize the language in its cultural milieu

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