Australian National University logo

Sanskrit 8

Undergraduate | ANU-SKRT3003 | 2024

Study method
100% online
100% online
Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

Price from


Upfront cost


FEE-HELP available

Sanskrit 8

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

    1. Demonstrate an understanding and explain peculiarities of Vedic grammar by means of textual analysis.
    2. Employ specialist reference materials with a strong degree of competence.
    3. Independently develop translations of Vedic texts and evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of alternative translations and their appropriateness to the grammatical and literary contexts of primary texts.
    4. Demonstrate consideration of the influences of oral/aural textual transmission upon textual composition and apply this awareness to textual analysis and interpretation.
    5. Identify connections between key concerns in Vedic culture and their expression in the language, style, and structure of Vedic texts.
    6. Demonstrate a developing ability to reflect critically on methodologies used in the interpretation of Vedic texts.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

one of

and one of


To enrol in this course you must have completed SKRT2103 & SKRT2104 or SKRT3004 and SKRT3005 or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Sanskrit language proficiency assessment.

Additional requirements

  • Equipment requirements - To successfully engage in this course students will need the following: • Laptop or computer • Computer camera (either inbuilt or webcam) • Headset with microphone • Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome browser • Reliable internet access • Access to a scanner or smartphone
  • Other requirements - Via face-to-face video at a set time prescribed by the University. Please be aware of potential time zone differences. This is a fast paced academic course at a University level.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

Single subject FAQs

Tell us a little about yourself

Keep track of your favourites

Create a free account or sign in to: