Sanskrit

Courses

SANS 1010 - Elementary Sanskrit I

An introduction to Sanskrit, focusing on the sounds, the writing system, grammar, the language's history, and the cultural background of the major texts in Sanskrit. The textbook is A.M. Ruppel's Cambridge Introduction to Sanskrit.

Credits: 3 (Fall Only)

SANS 1020 - Elementary Sanskrit II

A continuation of SANS 1010, this course takes the diligent student to the point of being able to read and understand easier Sanskrit texts.

Credits: 3 (Spring Only)

SANS 3012 - Selections from the Mahabharata

Prerequisites: SANS 1020

A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce students’ knowledge of grammar from SANS 1020, to expand vocabulary and to introduce the Mahābhārata, one of ancient India’s major epics.

Credits: 3 (Offered once every three years in the Fall)

SANS 3014 - Selections from the Ramayana of Valmiki

Prerequisites: SANS 1020

A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce student’s knowledge of grammar from SANS 1020, to expand vocabulary, and to introduce the Rāmāyaṇa of Vālmīki, one of the two major epics of ancient India, and the ‘first poem’ in Sanskrit.

Credits: 3 (Offered once every three years in the Fall)

SANS 3016 - Selections from the Kathasaritsagara of Somadeva

Prerequisites: SANS 1020

A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce student’s knowledge of grammar from SANS 1020, to expand vocabulary, and to introduce the Kathāsaritsāgara of Somadeva, the most important collection of story literature in Sanskrit.

Credits: 3 (Offered once every three years in the Fall)

SANS 3022 - Selections from the Bhagavadgita

Prerequisites: SANS 1020 and SANS 3012, 3014, or 3016.

A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce students’ knowledge of grammar from SANS 1020, to expand vocabulary and to introduce the Bhagavadgītā, a major religious text of ancient India.

Credits: 3 (Offerend once every three years in the Spring)

SANS 3024 - Selections from the Upanisads

Prerequisites: SANS 1020 and SANS 3012, 3014, or 3016.

A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce students’ knowledge of grammar from SANS 1020, to expand vocabulary, and to introduce the Upaniṣads, major spiritual texts of ancient India.

Credits: 3 (Offered once every three years in the Spring)

SANS 3026 - Selections from the Puranas

Prerequisites: SANS 1020 and SANS 3012, 3014, or 3016.

A second-year course focusing on developing reading fluency in Sanskrit. Selections are chosen to reinforce student’s knowledge of grammar from SANS 1020, to expand vocabulary, and to introduce the huge corpus of Puranic texts.

Credits: 3 (Offered once every three years in the Spring)

SANS 4993/8993 - Independent Study in Sanskrit

Prerequisites: Instructor permission.

This course is meant to give students training in advanced Sanskrit.

Credits: 1-3