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SANS2601: Sanskrit Intermediate 1

2022 unit information

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.

Unit details and rules

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Code SANS2601
Academic unit
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate a more sophisticated understanding of Sanskrit grammar and literature through the reading, translating and grammatical analysis of original Sanskrit texts in a range of genres, such as the Mahabharata and Jatakamala.
  • LO2. Demonstrate an introductory knowledge of the major stylistic and poetical features of Sanskrit texts of different genres and a basic understanding of the main metres used in verse texts.
  • LO3. Demonstrate an increasingly broad general vocabulary, an ability to distinguish terms of technical, religious, and philosophical importance, and a more nuanced understanding of the context in which words are used.
  • LO4. Present a more sophisticated analysis of religious, philosophical and cultural issues arising from the texts being studied in original Sanskrit.
  • LO5. Demonstrate knowledge of the digital resources available for the study of the Sanskrit language and Sanskrit literature.
  • LO6. Demonstrate knowledge of scholarly approaches to Sanskrit literature and of the critical terminology and theory used in the academic study of Sanskrit literature.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 1 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1 2022
Normal day Remote

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