Auditing Sanskrit

sanskritClassical Sanskrit is the key to the treasure-trove of South Asian cultures, spirituality and wisdom. It is the primary language of classical Indian art, music, dance, literature and religion. It is also of interest to students of historical and comparative linguistics and provides a basis for the study of modern Indian languages. Many of our students are yoga teachers or practioners, adherents of Indian spiritual traditions, and students of South Asian heritage who wish to learn more about their cultural roots.

ANU prides itself on teaching Sanskrit as a living tradition, in which performance and production of language are valued alongside the traditional requirements of grammar and reception. The course is flexibly delivered to students all over the world. Watch Dr McComas Taylor talk about Learning anytime, anywhere.

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Semester 1 course commencing February each year
Course Fee: $630
SKRT1002 - Sanskrit 1A, no prerequisite  - Enrol now
SKRT2103 - Sabskrit 2A, prerequisite: SKRT1003 or equivalent - Enrol now
SKRT2105 - Sanskrit 3A, prerequisite: SKRT2104 or equivalent - Enrol now
SKRT3002 - Sanskrit 4A, prerequisite: SKRT2106 or equivalent - Enrol now

Semester 2 course commencing July each year
Course Fee: $630
SKRT1003 - Sanskrit 1B, prerequisite: SKRT1002, or equivalent: Enrol now
SKRT2104 - Sanskrit 2B, prerequisite: SKRT2103, or equivalent : Enrol now
SKRT2106 - Sanskrit 3B, prerequisite: SKRT2106, or equivalent: Enrol now
SKRT3108 - Sanskrit 4B, prerequisite: SKRT2108, or equivalent: Enrol now

What is auditing? Auditing or "listening in" offers access to some ANU undergraduate courses (lectures only).

The Centre for Continuing Education offers access to approved ANU undergraduate courses for people who want to listen in to lectures without actually enrolling as a degree student. Auditors (listeners) do not generally require any special qualifications except for those courses where prerequisites are necessary - this can be ascertained by consulting the current ANU Undergraduate Handbook.

Audit students may not sit formal examinations. An Audit enrolment guarantees admission only to lectures. Attendance at lectures will under no circumstances be accepted as credit towards a degree program. Auditors may seek permission from the faculty to attend tutorials (subject to space being available), additional fees may apply.

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