Sanskrit Descriptions

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 Hitopade¿a and Mah¿bh¿rata.
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 Bhagavad G¿t¿, Mah¿bh¿rata and J¿takam¿l¿.

3000-level units of study