- Code SKRT3002
- 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
This is a high-level reading course in Sanskrit literature. The four-year Sanskrit program is designed to introduce students to the broadest possible range of literary genres, including epic, courtly poetry, drama, Upani?adic verse and Vedic. This course will introduce final-year students to the important epigrammatical genre of sutra which is characterised by extreme brevity and density of expression. Sutra texts, as a result of their terseness, are often accompanied by commentaries by indigenous authors which explain and elaborate on the root-text. Commentaries themselves also form an important genre, and mastering the conventions associated with commentarial style is an important stage in a student's development as an independent reader of Sanskrit texts.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Advanced level of Sanskrit to:
1. Read extracts from an advanced-level text such as the Kamasutra or Gitagovinda fluently and accurately, and chant the verses with an appropriate meter.
2. Translate the vocabulary of the text in hand with an advanced level of competence in using a Sanskrit-English dictionary.
3. Demonstrate thorough understanding of the advanced grammatical structures employed in these texts; demonstrate a high level of expertise in using reference grammars.
4. Appreciate the linguistic registers of the root text, in contrast with other genres of Sanskrit literature, and reflect this in appropriate English translation; respond creatively to the root text in an appropriate medium.
5. Demonstrate an advanced ability to interpret commentarial texts, showing an advanced understanding of commentarial techniques and vocabulary.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of the social and historical context of the target texts.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3744||19 Feb 2018||27 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||In Person||N/A|