- Code SKRT6160
- 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
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr Barbara Nelson
- Dr McComas Taylor
- Dr Stephanie Majcher
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
- Co-taught Course
First Semester 2020
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Study of Sanskrit grammar and reading of selections from Sanskrit Literature.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Read simple epic texts smoothly and accurately and chant texts in sloka meter.
- Translate the vocabulary of the text in hand through the basic use of a Sanskrit-English dictionary.
- Recognise the range of grammatical structures in standard epic Sanskrit texts, and demonstrate a working facility in using the reference grammatical text.
- Appraise the linguistic registers of the root text, in contrast with other genres of Sanskrit literature, and reflect this in appropriate English translation.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the social and historical contexts of epic Sanskrit texts.
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 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.
- Upload of weekly verse (5) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Spoken Sanskrit conversation (5) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Weekly written exercises (5) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Upload written class notes weeks 1 - 6 (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Upload written class notes weeks 7 - 12 (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
- Take home examination of Sanskrit-English translations (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle.
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This unit 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. 1 hour, before class, learning weekly verse from 'Joy of Sanskrit' and uploading audio
2. 1 hour, before class, learning vocabulary and practising structures for Spoken Sanskrit component from 'Joy of Sanskrit'
3. 6 hours, before class, completing, self-correcting and uploading grammar exercises from 'Joy of Sanskrit' and Egenes Vol. 2
4. 2 hours, attending the on-campus or online class.
Weeks 7-12: Readings from Lanman's Sanskrit Reader
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 course is 130 hours over 12 weeks of class and the examination period.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Course materials will be provided on Wattle.
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