Sanskrit

Sanskrit

SANS1001 Sanskrit Introductory 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Assessment: 3x1000wd assignments (60%), 1x3hr exam (40%)
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: 1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: SANS1001 Assessment: 3x1000wd assignments (60%), 1x3hr exam (40%)
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.
SANS2601 Sanskrit Intermediate 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1.5-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: SANS1002 Prohibitions: SANS2001 Assessment: 3x1000wd assignments (60%), 1x3hr exam (40%)
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: 2x1.5-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: SANS2001 or SANS2601 Prohibitions: SANS2002 Assessment: 3x1000wd assignments (60%), 1x3hr exam (40%)
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: 3x1-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: SANS2001 or SANS2601 or equivalent Prohibitions: SANS2901, SANS2902 Assessment: 3xassignments (equivalent to 2500wd) (60%), 2hr exam (40%)
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.
SANS3601 Sanskrit Advanced 1

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1.5-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: SANS2002 or SANS2602 Prohibitions: SANS3001 Assessment: 3x1000wd assignments (60%), 3hr exam (40%)
This unit will be devoted to reading a range of Sanskrit literature including more advanced poetical and philosophical texts. Readings will be drawn from texts such as the Ramayana, Buddhacarita and Yogasutras.
SANS3602 Sanskrit Advanced 2

Credit points: 6 Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1.5-hr seminars/week Prerequisites: SANS3001 or SANS3601 Prohibitions: SANS3002 Assessment: 3x1000wd assignments (60%), 3hr exam (40%)
This unit will be devoted to reading a range of Sanskrit literature including more advanced poetical and philosophical texts. Readings will be drawn from texts such as the Ramayana, Buddhacarita and the Yogasutras.
SANS4001 Sanskrit IV Honours A

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: Two seminars, each seminar meets weekly for 2 hours for one semester Prerequisites: Credit average or above in 48 senior credit points, consisting of the major in Sanskrit plus two additional units of study chosen from the following senior units of study: ASNS2620 Classical Indian Philosophy, ASNS2623 India: Tradition and Modernity, BDST3611 Buddhist Philosophical Traditions, BDST2612 Buddhist Meditation Practices, BDST2616 The Buddha's Words, ASNS2625 Buddhism in Modern Asia, ASNS2626 Religious Traditions of South Asia, ASNS2627 India, China, Tibet: Cultural Relations Assessment: A thesis of 18000-20000 words and 6000 words of written work or its equivalent for each seminar.
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
The Honours program in Sanskrit consists of:
1. a thesis written under the supervision of one or more members of academic staff
2. two seminars that meet weekly for two hours for one semester.
The thesis should be of 18000-20000 words in length. Each seminar requires 6000 words of written work or its equivalent.
The thesis is worth 50% of the final Honours mark and each of the seminars is worth 25%.
The thesis and departmental coursework topics must be chosen in consultation with the department. The following seminars are on offer in 2014:
Departmental Methodology (Dr Mark Allon)
Departmental Coursework (Dr Mark Allon)
For more information, contact Dr Mark Allon, Honours coordinator.
SANS4002 Sanskrit IV Honours B

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: SANS4001
Refer to SANS4001
SANS4003 Sanskrit IV Honours C

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: SANS4002
Refer to SANS4001
SANS4004 Sanskrit IV Honours D

Credit points: 12 Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Corequisites: SANS4003
Refer to SANS4001