Sanskrit

Sanskrit

Minor

A minor in Sanskrit requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level units

1000 level units of study

SANS1001 Sanskrit Introductory 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 3x1000wd assignments (60%), 1x3hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit provides an introduction to Sanskrit. It is intended for students who have little or no previous knowledge of the language. Emphasis will be given to understanding the basic grammatical structures and the Devanagari script. Pronunciation will be given attention. There will be exercises in translation from Sanskrit to English and English to Sanskrit.
SANS1002 Sanskrit Introductory 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: SANS1001 Assessment: 3x1000wd assignments (60%), 1x3hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit is an extension of work done in SANS1001. By the end of the unit, students will have covered the grammar necessary for reading simple Sanskrit texts.

2000 level units of study

SANS2601 Sanskrit Intermediate 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1.5hr seminars/week Prerequisites: SANS1002 Prohibitions: SANS2001 Assessment: 3x1000wd assignments (60%), 1x3hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will complete the more advanced grammatical forms in the first half of the semester and will then be devoted to reading classical Sanskrit literature, especially selections relevant to the study of Indian religion and culture. Readings will be drawn from the Hitopadesha and Mahabharata.
SANS2602 Sanskrit Intermediate 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1.5hr seminars/week Prerequisites: SANS2001 or SANS2601 Prohibitions: SANS2002 Assessment: 3x1000wd assignments (60%), 1x3hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
This unit will be devoted to reading classical Sanskrit literature, especially selections relevant to the study of Indian religion and culture. Readings will be drawn from texts such as the Bhagavadgita, Mahabharata and Jatakamala.
SANS2612 Sanskrit Research Preparation 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 3x1hr seminars/week Prerequisites: SANS2001 or SANS2601 or equivalent Prohibitions: SANS2901 or SANS2902 Assessment: 3xassignments (equivalent to 2500wd) (60%), 2hr exam (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Designed for students hoping to specialise in Indian and/or Buddhist studies, this unit focuses on the classical languages of India, with a view to providing students with the ability to read and conduct research into Sanskrit texts in their original language.

3000 level units of study

SANS3612 Sanskrit Research Preparation 2

This unit of study is not available in 2018

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Mark Allon Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1.5-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: Credit result in SANS2001 or SANS2601 Assessment: 2x1000wd assignments (60%), 1x2000wd essay (40%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Designed for students hoping to specialise in Indian and/or Buddhist Studies, this unit focuses on the classical languages of India, with a view to providing students with the ability to read and conduct research into Sanskrit texts in their original language.

Honours

Honours in Sanskrit requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours seminar units
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours thesis units

Seminar units

SANS4113 Research in Classical Indian Languages

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 6000wd essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Introduction to the research techniques and methodologies for the study of textual materials in Sanskrit and related languages (Pali, Prakrit and Gandhari) with emphasis on the linguistic and textual features of the literature. Students will apply these methodologies to a detailed study of one or more texts in one or more of these languages.
SANS4114 Research in Classical Indian Literature

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr seminar/week Assessment: 1x 6000wd essay (100%) Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Further research techniques and methodologies for the study of textual materials in Sanskrit and related languages (Pali, Prakrit and Gandhari) with emphasis on the ideas and historical and social contexts for their production. Students will apply these methodologies to a detailed study of one or more texts in one or more of these languages.

Thesis units

SANS4111 Sanskrit Honours Thesis 1

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you begin a substantial, independent research project in Classical Indian Languages. Regular meetings with a supervisor approved by the Indian Sub-Continental Studies Honours Coordinator will guide your progress. You will develop a plan for researching and writing the thesis, submit an ethics application if appropriate, familiarize yourself with disciplinary conventions and standards, engage with relevant literature, theories and methodologies, and submit drafts at agreed times.
SANS4112 Sanskrit Honours Thesis 2

Credit points: 18 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: 7 x half-hour supervision meetings/semester, on average. Assessment: 1x 18-20000wds Thesis (100%) Mode of delivery: Supervision
In this unit you complete and submit your substantial, independent research project in Classical Indian Languages. Regular meetings with a supervisor will guide your progress. You will continue to submit drafts at agreed times, and develop your expertise in relevant research methods and analytical skills as well as in the subject matter of your specialist topic.