• 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 Second Semester 2018
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The four-year Sanskrit program is designed to introduce students to the broadest possible range of literary genres, including epic, courtly poetry, drama, Upaniadic verse and Vedic.
In this course students will engage with a selection of readings from the Bhagavad Gita or a Purana or a similar text. There will also be further study of Sanskrit grammar and reading of selections from other Sanskrit literature.

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 Upper Intermediate level of Sanskrit to:
1. Read extracts from Sanskrit courtly poetry smoothly and accurately, and chant the verses with an appropriate meter. 
2. Translate the vocabulary of the text in hand with a high level of competence in using a Sanskrit-English dictionary.
3. Demonstrate thorough understanding of the advanced grammatical structures employed in Sanskrit courtly poetry, and demonstrate expertise in using reference grammars.
4. Appraise 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 ability to interpret commentarial texts, showing an understanding of commentarial techniques and vocabulary.
6. Demonstrate knowledge of the social and historical contexts of Sanskrit courtly poetry.

Other Information

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

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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, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9993 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A
9994 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 Online N/A

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