• 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 Stephanie Majcher
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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Study of Sanskrit grammar and reading of selections from Sanskrit Literature.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Read simple epic texts smoothly and accurately and chant texts in sloka meter.
  2. Translate the vocabulary of the text in hand through the basic use of a Sanskrit-English dictionary.
  3. Recognise the range of grammatical structures in standard epic Sanskrit texts, and demonstrate a working facility in using the reference grammatical text.
  4. Appraise the linguistic registers of the root text, in contrast with other genres of Sanskrit literature, and reflect this in appropriate English translation.
  5. Demonstrate knowledge of the social and historical contexts of epic Sanskrit 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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On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an 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.

 

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. Upload written class notes weeks 1 - 6 (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Upload written class notes weeks 7 - 12 (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Take home examination of Sanskrit-English translation (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Workload

This subject is conducted on the 'flipped classroom' model. Students are expected to complete certain set tasks before attending class each week. A total of 10 hours' work per week is expected as follows: 

  1. 7 hours, before class, working independently preparing set number of verses from 'Nala and Damayati' drafting class notes in preparation for class.
  2. 2 hours, attending on-campus or online class.
  3. 1 hour, updating and revising class notes, which students take during the class.

The total workload for the subject is 130 hours over 12 weeks of class and the examination period. 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed SKRT2103. Incompatible with SKRT6107

Prescribed Texts

Macdonell, A. Practical Sanskrit Dictionary
Macdonell, A. Sanskrit Grammar for Students
Lanman, A. Sanskrit Reader
Taylor, M. The Little Red Book of Sanskrit Paradigms

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
7176 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A
ANU Online
7943 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 Online N/A
OUA Online
9616 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 Online N/A

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