- Code SKRT1002
- Unit Value 6 units
- 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 UGRD
- AsPr McComas Taylor
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
First Semester 2015
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(a) Grammar of classical Sanskrit
(b) Reading of easy classical texts
(c) Living Sanskrit - conversation, chanting and singing
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
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.
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.
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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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
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
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- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|1356||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|
|3646||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||Online||N/A|