• 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 2021
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Sanskrit 4 is an Intermediate-level course that introduces students to Sanskrit's role as a major literary vehicle in the expression of diverse cultural and religious developments in ancient South Asia. The texts studied in the course illuminate themes, concepts, and narratives whose significance and popularity endure to the present day. Students are encouraged to question the ways that such ideas have been repeatedly reinterpreted and apply these understandings to textual analysis. This course has been designed to consolidate students' knowledge of Sanskrit grammar and provide opportunities to refine independent skills in translation.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Read simple epic texts smoothly and accurately and demonstrate awareness of the impacts of metrical structure on textual composition.
  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 language proficiency assessment site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. Students with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to undertake a language proficiency assessment 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 undertake a language proficiency assessment 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 with additional notes on textual analysis and reflections on translation (Weeks 1 - 6) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Upload written class notes with additional notes on textual analysis and reflections on translation (Weeks 7 - 12) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Take-home translation assessment of previously unseen Sanskrit text (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

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

Monier-Williams, M. A Sanskrit-English 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
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
5168 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 In Person N/A
ANU Online
5754 26 Jul 2021 02 Aug 2021 31 Aug 2021 29 Oct 2021 Online N/A

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