(6 credits)  This course is for beginning students of Classical Tibetan or for those who wish a systematic and thorough review. The course starts with the alphabet and pronunciation, then rapidly moves on to words and particles. The course then moves to a discussion of how Classical Tibetan signifies meaning in regard to verbs, case particles and declension, and lexical and syntactic particles.  The course culminates in a reading and translation of short texts or excerpts or commentaries, such as the Three Principal Aspects of the Path by Tsong-kha-pa (1357-1419), supplemented short commentary. This course is a combination of TIB103 and TIB203r, a six credit unit that meets the MA requirement for a minimum of one year of language study.