• 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
  • Course convener
    • Dr McComas Taylor
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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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.

Learning Outcomes

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.

Other Information

This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.

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Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed SKRT2105 and SKRT2106 or SKRT3004 and SKRT3005 or have the equivalent of three years' of Sanskrit study at tertiary level. Incompatible with SKRT6002.

Majors

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:
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
2018 $2820
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4320
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 Class Summary
On-campus
3744 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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