- Code SKRT3005
- 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
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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Read extracts from Sanskrit courtly poetry smoothly and accurately, and chant the verses with an appropriate meter.
- Translate the vocabulary of the text in hand with a high level of competence in using a Sanskrit-English dictionary.
- Demonstrate thorough understanding of the advanced grammatical structures employed in Sanskrit courtly poetry, and demonstrate expertise in using reference grammars.
- 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.
- Demonstrate an ability to interpret commentarial texts, showing an understanding of commentarial techniques and vocabulary.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the social and historical contexts of Sanskrit courtly poetry.
This is a co-taught course. Any cap on enrolments in one course applies to both courses combined.
On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Advanced Intermediate level of Sanskrit.
Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) must review the placement test site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to take a language placement test to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level.
Relevant past experience includes:
- Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)
- Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend
- Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken
- The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)
Students who are not sure if they need to take a placement test should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may results in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.
- Yoga Sutras (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Sakuntala class notes, part 1 (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Yoga Sutras (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Sakuntala class notes, part 2 (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
- Sakuntala creative project (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5,6]
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Face to face teaching in this course consists of one two-hour reading class each week. Along with the minimum requirements, it is expected that students will:
• attend all sessions
• catch up on any missed session by listening to it at the Wattle site
• prepare for each session by completing the exercises from the previous week (estimate 2-3 hours each week)
This level of participation can be expected to amount to around 8 hours of work each week.
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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