- Class Number 2592
- Term Code 3330
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Topic ANU Online
- Mode of Delivery Online
- Dr Stephanie Majcher
- Dr Stephanie Majcher
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 20/02/2023
- Class End Date 26/05/2023
- Census Date 31/03/2023
- Last Date to Enrol 27/02/2023
Sanskrit 3 is an Introductory-Intermediate level course that supports students through the transition from textbook-based study of grammar and syntax to the analysis and translation of original Sanskrit texts with the assistance of a reader. In the first part of this course, students study the more advanced grammatical constructions that are considered foundational to Sanskrit and continue to develop a strong working vocabulary and awareness of the way that different Sanskrit forms are derived according to regular patterns. The second part of this course introduces students to samples of original Sanskrit texts drawn from popular traditions of epics and storytelling. While focussing on colourful narratives and intriguing characters, students are guided in the use of appropriate reference materials and the development of analytical skills that promote confidence in translation.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Read simple narrative 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.
- Demonstrate an understanding and use of the range of grammatical and compositional structures in standard Sanskrit epic and narrative texts.
- Demonstrate a working ability in using the grammatical reference texts.
- Identify and discuss the compositional features and literary characteristics of a primary text in relation to the text’s social and historical contexts.
- Evaluate and produce English translations appropriate to a text’s literary characteristics and context.
Introduction to Sanskrit, Part 2
Author: Egenes, Thomas
Notes: Same textbook as used in Sanskrit 2 (SKRT1003)
The Cambridge Introduction to Sanskrit
Author: A. M. Ruppel
Joy of Sanskrit (ebook)
Author: Taylor, M. and G. Scotellaro
Availability: Free download from ANU Press
The Little Red Book of Sanskrit Paradigms
Author: Taylor, M.
Sanskrit Grammar for Students
Author: Macdonell, A.
Author: Lanman, C. R.
Staff FeedbackStudents will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:
- Written comments
- Verbal comments
- Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups
Student FeedbackANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.
|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Monday 10am-12pm Egenes 25 (Pronominal adjectives, Verb Classes 2 & 9). Prepare all exercises prior to class. Tuesday 1-2pm Commence readings from Lanman (Hitopadesa)||Weekly activity Ruppel p. 225, Ex. 2 a-j|
|2||Monday 10am-12pm Egenes 26 (Reduplicated Perfect, Interrogative pronouns, Monosyllabic nouns, the Optative). Prepare all exercises prior to class. Tuesday 1-2pm Lanman cont.||Weekly activity Ruppel pp. 274-275, Ex. 2.1-5 and 3 a-e|
|3||Monday 10am-12pm Egenes 27 (Consonant-final nouns, the Infinitive, pronominal stem etad). Prepare all exercises prior to class. Tuesday 1-2pm Lanman cont.||Weekly activity Review exercises provided on Wattle|
|4||Monday 10am-12pm Egenes 28 (Present participle, Absolute constructions). Prepare all exercises prior to class. Tuesday 1-2pm Lanman cont.||Short translation assessment (#1) released 13/03. There is no weekly activity due this week.|
|5||Monday 10am-12pm Egenes 29 (Feminine nouns in -u, the Causative, pronominal stem ayam/idam). Prepare all exercises prior to class. Tuesday 1-2pm Lanman cont.||Short translation assessment (#1) due 20/03. Weekly activity Review exercises provided on Wattle|
|6||Monday 10am-12pm In-class lecture and practice activities on the Aorist and Desiderative formations (pre-class readings provided on Wattle) Tuesday 1-2pm Lanman cont.||Weekly activity Egenes 30 Ex. 6 g-h and 7 a-h|
|7||Monday 10am-12pm Lanman (Nala and Damayanti) Tuesday 1-2pm Lanman (Hitopadesa cont.)||Weekly activity Independent translation exercises (updated weekly on Wattle based on class progress)|
|8||Monday 10am-12pm Lanman (Nala and Damayanti) Tuesday 1-2pm Lanman (Hitopadesa cont.)||Weekly activity Independent translation exercises (updated weekly on Wattle based on class progress)|
|9||Monday 10am-12pm Lanman (Nala and Damayanti) Tuesday 1-2pm Lanman (Hitopadesa cont.)||Weekly activity Independent translation exercises (updated weekly on Wattle based on class progress)|
|10||Monday 10am-12pm Lanman (Nala and Damayanti) Tuesday 1-2pm Lanman (Hitopadesa cont.)||Short translation assessment (#2) released 08/05. There is no weekly activity due this week.|
|11||Monday 10am-12pm Lanman (Nala and Damayanti) Tuesday 1-2pm Lanman (Hitopadesa cont.)||Short translation assessment (#2) due 15/05. Weekly activity Independent translation exercises (updated weekly on Wattle based on class progress)|
|12||Monday 10am-12pm Lanman (Nala and Damayanti) Tuesday 1-2pm Lanman (Hitopadesa cont.)||Weekly activity Independent translation exercises (updated weekly on Wattle based on class progress)|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Learning Outcomes|
|Contribution to class activities, including discussions and online forums (ongoing)||10 %||*||1,3,5,6|
|Weekly Activities||20 %||*||2,3,4,6|
|Short Translation Assessments x 2||35 %||*||2,3,4,5,6|
|Take-home Translation Assessment||35 %||09/06/2023||2,3,4,5,6|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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- Deferred Examinations
- Student Complaint Resolution Policy and Procedure
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Students are expected to attend and participate in all weekly classes. When attendance is not possible, students are expected to listen to the audio recording of the class that was not attended and to contact the lecturer with any questions in a timely manner. Participation will be graded on the basis of individual contribution to class activities, including asking and responding to questions that arise during each session.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1,3,5,6
Contribution to class activities, including discussions and online forums (ongoing)
Students are expected to participate in class activities such as discussions, grammatical analyses, translation exercises, and recitation of verses where applicable. Use of the discussion forum in Wattle to post questions, respond with feedback and/or support, and share useful and relevant resources is strongly encouraged.
Assessment Task 2
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,6
Students will be required to independently complete weekly activities throughout the Semester. These should be submitted via Wattle by the Friday of each corresponding week. During Weeks 1-6, these activities will relate to and provide opportunity for reinforcement of the new grammatical topics addressed in class. During Weeks 7-12, these activities will involve independent translation of verses from Nala and Damayanti. Verbal and written feedback will be generally be provided within 1-3 days of receiving the submission.
The combined weighting of these assessment tasks is 20% of the total grade for the course.
Please note that there will be no weekly activities given in Weeks 4 and 10, i.e., while the Short Translation assessments are being completed.
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,5,6
Short Translation Assessments x 2
This course involves two take-home assessments requiring the independent translation and grammatical analysis of short, original Sanskrit texts. These texts will be previously unseen, but relate to the readings completed in class. Students will have one week in which to complete each of these assessments.
- Short Translation Assessment #1 will be released in Wk 4 (13/03/23) and is due for submission in Wk 5 (20/03/23).
- Short Translation Assessment #2 will be released in Wk 10 (08/05/23) and is due for submission in Wk 11 (15/05/23).
The combined weighting of both assessments equates to 35% of the total grade for the course (= 2 x 17.5%)
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,5,6
Take-home Translation Assessment
During the exam period, students will be required to complete a take-home translation assessment involving detailed grammatical analysis and translation of an unseen Sanskrit text. Students will have one week in which to complete the assessment and submit via Wattle. Verbal and written feedback will generally be provided within one week of submission.
- The take-home translation assessment will be released via Wattle on 01/06/23 and is due for submission on 09/06/23. The assessment is weighted at 35% of the total grade for the course.
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Dr Stephanie Majcher
Dr Stephanie Majcher