• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Sanskrit
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr McComas Taylor
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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(a)  grammar of classical Sanskrit; 
(b)  reading of easy classical texts.
The course will include classes by video conferencing

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 Introductory level of Sanskrit to:
1. Pronounce all 49 sounds of the Sanskrit alphabet, read aloud simple example sentences, and chant the weekly verses accurately and joyously.
2. Write all 49 letters of the Sanskrit alphabet correctly, including conjunct consonants; write simple sentences accurately and aesthetically.
3. Use a vocabulary of 120 items.
4. Recognise and use the grammatical structures to read short texts and to translate basic sentences into and out of Sanskrit. These structures include: singular, dual and plural verb endings, for active and middle forms; the eight nominal cases; pronouns and adjectives; and the gerund.
5. Conduct simple conversations on such topics as: common greetings; friends and families; food and drink; and times of day.
6. Demonstrate a general understanding of the history, origins, status, and uses of Sanskrit.

Other Information

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

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Workload

 Online students

Each week, students are expected to study as follows: 

 1. 30 minutes on weekly verse: Listen to the paradigm and explanation in the e-text. Practice singing the verse. Upload the audio into Wattle. 

2. 30 minutes on spoken Sanskrit: Listen to the explanation in the e-text. Practice and memorise the forms. Complete the online quiz as required. 

3. 7 hours on grammar and written Sanskrit: Listen to the explanation and read through the grammar notes in the e-text. Complete the written exercises and self-correct your work. Upload your work into Wattle.

4. 90 minutes participating in one online class via Adobe Connect. 

 

On-campus Students

Each week, students are expected to study as follows: 

 1. 30 minutes on weekly verse: Listen to the paradigm and explanation in the e-text. Practice singing the verse. Upload the audio into Wattle. 

2. 30 minutes on spoken Sanskrit: Listen to the explanation in the e-text. Practice and memorise the forms. Complete the online quiz as required. 

3. 7 hours on grammar and written Sanskrit: Listen to the explanation and read through the grammar notes in the e-text. Complete the written exercises and self-correct your work. Upload your work into Wattle.

4. 90 minutes participating in one class on campus.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You may not enrol in this course if you have previously completed SKRT1002.

Prescribed Texts

Course materials will be provided on Wattle. 

Preliminary Reading

The Joy of Sanskrit - https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/joy-sanskrit 

Specialisations

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 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
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
2262 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A
ANU Online
3791 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 Online N/A

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