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Robert A. Hueckstedt

Professor
Unit: College of Arts and Sciences
Department: Middle Eastern and South Asian Languages and Cultures
Office location and address
137 New Cabell Hall
1605 Jefferson Park Ave
Charlottesville, Virginia 22904
Education
Ph.D., Harvard Unversity, 1984
SANS 1010: Elementary Sanskrit I
Credits: 3
Studies Sanskrit sounds, the Devanagari script, and basic grammar.
SANS 1020: Elementary Sanskrit II
Credits: 3
A continuation of SANS 1010. Prerequisite: SANS 1010. Note: The following six courses are all intermediate level Sanskrit courses. They are offered two-by-two in a three-year rotation.
SANS 3014: Selections from the Ramayana of Valmiki
Credits: 3
A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce student's knowledge of grammar from SANS 1020, to expand vocabulary, and to introduce the Ramayana of Valmiki, one of two major epics of ancient India, and the 'first poem' in Sanskrit. Prerequisite: SANS 1020.
SANS 3016: Selections from the Kathasaritsagara of Somadeva
Credits: 3
A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce student's knowledge of grammar from SANS 5020, to expand vocabulary, and to introduce the Kathasaritsagara of Somadeva, the most important collection of story literature in Sanskrit. Prerequisite: SANS 1020.
SANS 3022: The Bhagavadgita
Credits: 3
A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce students' knowledge of grammar from SANS 1020, to expand vocabulary and to introduce the Bhagavadgita, a major religious text of ancient India. Prerequisite: SANS 1020.
SANS 3024: Selections from the Upanisads
Credits: 3
A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce student's knowledge of grammar from SANS 1020/5020, to expand vocabulary, and to introduce the Upanisads, a major spiritual text of ancient India. Prerequisite: SANS 1020.
SANS 3559: New Course in Sanskrit
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of South Asian studies.
SANS 4993: Independent Study In Sanskrit
Credits: 1–3
This course is meant to give students training in advanced Sanskrit
MESA 4999: Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies Senior Thesis II
Credits: 6
Thesis composition under the direction of a MESALC faculty member serving as thesis advisor and a second faculty member serving as second reader. The second faculty member may be from outside MESALC. Prerequisite: DMP major and instructor permission.
SANS 7559: New Course in Sanskrit
Credits: 1–4
This course provides the opportunity to offer a new topic in the subject area of South Asian studies.
SANS 8993: Independent Study in Sanskrit
Credits: 1–3
Independent Study in Sanskrit.
MESA 8995: MA Research Seminar
Credits: 3
Required course for all candidates for the Master of Arts in Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies. During this course the final paper, required for the MA, is written. Includes instruction in research methodology, data analysis and a history of academic research on these areas.
MESA 8999: Non-Topical Research, MA
Credits: 1–12
For master's thesis, taken under the supervision of a thesis director.