SOAS University of London

South Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Sanskrit Language 1 A (PG)

Module Code:
15PSAH020
Credits:
15
Year of study:
Any
Taught in:
Term 1

संस्कृतम्

This is a basic introductory language acquisition module for absolute beginners in the the language; students are not assumed to have any previous knowledge of the language or its script. The module covers several basic constructions of the language, enabling students to acquire basic skills in reading, writing,and comprehension. Successful students will gain the ability to read simple original texts and to write short simple sentences.

Students taking this module are strongly encouraged to also enrol onto Sanskrit Language 1B (PG) - 15PSAH021 in Term 2.

Prerequisites

None

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

On successful completion of this module a student will:

  • Gain knowledge and understanding of basic grammar
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of essential vocabulary
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of basic structures and expressions in a given context
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand sentences and short passages in written language on certain everyday topics
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce sentences in written language on certain everyday topics
  • Demonstrate the ability to produce sentences in spoken language on certain everyday topics
  • Demonstrate the ability to understand spoken sentences on certain everyday topics

Workload

Total of 10 weeks teaching with 4 hours classroom contact per week in language classes.

Method of assessment

  • One mid term test (40 minutes) in week 4 of term 1 (30%)
  • One end of term test (60 minutes) in the last week of term 1 (70%)

Suggested reading

A. M. Ruppel, "The Cambridge Introduction to Sanskrit," Cambridge University Press, 2017.

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