Sanskrit

Unit outlines will be available through Find a unit outline two weeks before the first day of teaching for 1000-level and 5000-level units, or one week before the first day of teaching for all other units.
 

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 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Assessment: 5x500wd revision tests (50%), 1x2000wd final exam (40%), participation (10%) 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 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week Prerequisites: SANS1001 Assessment: 5x500wd revision tests (50%), 1x2000wd final exam (40%), participation (10%) 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 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 1 Classes: 2x1.5hr seminars/week Prerequisites: SANS1002 Prohibitions: SANS2001 Assessment: 1x1500wd take home assignment (25%), 1x1000wd equivalent presentation (25%), 1x2000wd final exam (40%), participation (10%) 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 Teacher/Coordinator: Refer to the unit of study outline https://www.sydney.edu.au/units Session: Semester 2 Classes: 2x1.5hr seminars/week Prerequisites: SANS2001 or SANS2601 Prohibitions: SANS2002 Assessment: 1x1500wd take home assignment (25%), 1x1000wd equivalent presentation (25%), 1x2000wd final exam (40%), participation (10%) 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 theBhagavad Gita, Mahabharata and Jatakamala.

3000-level units of study

Please contact the Department for details on 3000 level study options.