• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Sanskrit
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career Undergraduate
  • Course convener
    • Dr McComas Taylor
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
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Course Description:

(a) Grammar of classical Sanskrit 

(b) Reading of easy classical texts

(c) Living Sanskrit - conversation, chanting and singing

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this unit, you will have a good mastery of the basic grammatical topics covered in Volume 1 of Egenes. You will have a working vocabulary of over 100 simple words and phrases, a good command of basic conversational patterns, and will be able to chant by heart about 12 simple verses in Sanskrit.

Other Information

All students with previous 'language experience or exposure' are required to take a language placement test to determine their language proficiency in order to ensure enrolment into the language course at the most appropriate level. 

 

The Course Convenor, in consultation with the Language Convenor will move students into an appropriate level course if students are deemed to be of a different proficiency level. Students are also encouraged to consult their course convenors immediately upon if they find that their proficiency level differs from that expected by the course.


As language courses are sequential, this may mean that students can only commence their language course in the following semester.

Indicative Assessment

Assignment 1 Due Week 7 10%

Assignment 2 Due Week 9 20%

Assignment 3 Due Week 12 25%

Assignment 4 Due Week 14 25%

SpokenSanskrit verses etc 10%

Weekly  exercises 10%

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Workload

This course consists of 1.5 contact hours each week, and an additional 8.5 hours of independent learning using online materials. Along with the minimum requirements, it is expected that students will:

• attend all sessions

• catch up on any missed lecture by listening to the recordings

• prepare for each session by completing the exercises from the previous week (estimate 2-3 hours each week)

Requisite and Incompatibility

Incompatible with SWAS1002

Prescribed Texts

Egenes, T. Introduction to Sanskrit Vols 1 and 2

Taylor, M. The Little Red Book of Sanskrit Paradigms (available from convenor)

Weekly Spoken Sanskrit sheets from Wattle site

Weekly verses from Wattle site

Preliminary Reading

N/A

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Band 1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $2604
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3576
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery
1356 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person
Online
3646 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 Online

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