• 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 2020
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(a) Further studies in the grammar of classical Sanskrit

(b) Reading of classical texts

(c) Living Sanskrit - conversation, chanting and singing

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Use a vocabulary of about 250 items.
  2. Recognise and use the grammatical structures to read short texts and to translate basic sentences into and out of Sanskrit. These structures include: advanced sandhi rules, further noun paradigms, compounds, primary and secondary nominal suffixes and participles.
  3. Conduct simple conversations on such topics as: travel, personal preferences, and food and drink.
  4. 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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On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Introductory 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.


Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assignment 1 Week 4 20% (20) [LO null]
  2. Assignment 2 Week 8 20% (20) [LO null]
  3. Assignment 3 Week 12 20% (20) [LO null]
  4. Take-home Examination Week 14 20% (20) [LO null]
  5. Verses, etc Continuous 10% (10) [LO null]
  6. Weekly exercises Continuous 10% (10) [LO null]

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Workload

This course consists of two hours' contact hours each week, and an additional eight hours of independent learning using online materials. Along with the minimum requirements, it is expected that students will:

 

- attend all sessions

- catch up on any missed lecture by listening to the recordings

- prepare for each session by completing the exercises from the previous week (estimate 2-3 hours each week)

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed SKRT1002. Incompatible with SKRT6103

Prescribed Texts

Egenes, T., Introduction to Sanskrit vol. 1 and 2

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
2020 $3120
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4800
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
On-campus
7159 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A
ANU Online
7941 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 Online N/A
OUA Online
9615 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 Online N/A

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