SOAS University of London

South Asia Section, School of Languages, Cultures & Linguistics

Sanskrit Language 1 B (PG)

Module Code:
15PSAH021
Credits:
15
Year of study:
Any
Taught in:
Term 2

संस्कृतम्

This is a basic language acquisition module for students who have already studied the language 1A equivalent in the previous term, or who have equivalent knowledge. Students are therefore assumed to have some basic knowledge of the language or its script. This module develops knowledge of some of the several basic constructions of the language, enabling students to develop their skills in reading, writing, and comprehension. Successful students will gain the ability to read simple original texts and write simple sentences.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Sanskrit Language 1A (PG) - 15PSAH020 or equivalent knowledge.

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) taken in week 4 of term 2, (20%)
  • One oral examination (15 minutes) taken in May/June (20%)
  • One two-hour written examination taken in May/June (60%)

Suggested reading

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

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