Sanskrit (SKRT)

SKRT 460 Sanskrit 1st Year, Part I

During the first semester of beginning Sanskrit, students will be introduced to the script, phonetics, and grammar of the Sanskrit language. By the end of the semester they will be able to begin to read Sanskrit texts and compose Sanskrit sentences in addition to carrying out simple conversation. They will build the requisite skills to read, by the second semester, simple inscriptions and sections from texts like the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Bhagavad Gita, Pancatantra, and Yoga Sutra. Students will also be introduced to many features of Sanskrit culture.

For BA Students: Language Course

Taught by: Obrock

Course usually offered in fall term

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

Notes: Contact professor to discuss actual class times that work for all students.

SKRT 461 Sanskrit 1st Year Part II

During the first semester of beginning Sanskrit, students will be introduced to the script, phonetics, and grammar of the Sanskrit language. By the end of the semester they will be able to begin to read Sanskrit texts and compose Sanskrit sentences in addition to carrying out simple conversation. They will build the requisite skills to read, by the second semester, simple inscriptions and sections from texts like the Ramayana, the Mahabharata, the Bhagavad Gita, Pancatantra, and Yoga Sutra. Students will also be introduced to many features of Sanskrit culture.

Taught by: Obrock

Course usually offered in spring term

Prerequisites: Beginning Sanskrit Part I or equivalent ascertained through placement test or permission of instructor.

Activity: Seminar

1 Course Unit

SKRT 470 Sanskrit 2nd Year Part I

This course will lead students to consolidate their knowledge of Sanskrit grammar and increase their familiarity with Sanskrit literature of all kinds, including epic, literary, philosophical, and narrative genres of texts. It will also introduce students to the study and reading of inscriptional materials.

Taught by: Obrock

Two terms. student must enter first term.

Prerequisites: First year Sanskrit or equivalent ascertained through test or permission of instructor.

Activity: Lecture

1 Course Unit

Notes: Contact professor to discuss actual class times that work for all students.

SKRT 471 Intermediate Sanskrit Part II

This course will lead students to consolidate their knowledge of Sanskrit grammar and increase their familiarity with Sanskrit literature of all kinds, including epic, literary, philosophical, and narrative genres of texts. It will also introduce students to the study and reading of inscriptional materials.

For BA Students: Last Language Course

Two terms. student must enter first term.

Prerequisites: Intermediate Sanskrit II or equivalant ascertained through placement test or permission of instructor.

Activity: Seminar

1 Course Unit

SKRT 480 Readings in Sanskrit Literature

This course is for advanced students of Sanskrit. Designed as a seminar, the course aims to take students through the primary and secondary sources of Sanskrit literary and phlosophical production. Each semester will focus on a different genre: epic, belles-lettres, lyric poetry, drama, philosophy, shastra, advanced grammar, history, poetics, and epigraphy. We will focus on original sources, secondary scholarship, and theoretical approaches toward the translation and study of Sanskrit texts.

One-term course offered either term

Prerequisites: Advanced Sanskrit or equivalent ascertained through test or permission of instructor.

Activity: Seminar

1 Course Unit

SKRT 490 Advanced Sanskrit Topics Course

Topics vary by semester in Advanced Sanskrit

Course not offered every year

Activity: Seminar

1 Course Unit