Sanskrit (SANSKR)

Courses

SANSKR 100A Elementary Sanskrit 5 Units

Offered through: South and Southeast Asian Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Elements of Sanskrit grammar and practice in reading Sanskrit texts.

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SANSKR 100B Elementary Sanskrit 5 Units

Offered through: South and Southeast Asian Studies
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Elements of Sanskrit grammar and practice in reading Sanskrit texts.

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SANSKR 101A Intermediate Sanskrit: Epic and Puracic Sanskrit 5 Units

Offered through: South and Southeast Asian Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2016, Spring 2015, Fall 2013
Introduces students to the itihasa/puraic traditions and related commentarial style of Sanskrit. An extended passage from Valmiki's Ramayaada, Vyasa's Mahabharata, or one of the Mahapuradas is normally read with commentary, if available. The development of strong reading skills is the focus of the class. Additionally, students are introduced to the use of hard copy and web-based resources.
Grammar is reviewed and explained as needed. Students are also introduced to the current scholarship on epic literature. Students are expected to memorize at least one verse per class for recitation. Emphasis is placed on correct prosody and pronunciation. Submission of an annotated translation project, assigned in class, is required.
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SANSKR 101B Intermediate Sanskrit: Sastraic (Scientific) Sanskrit 5 Units

Offered through: South and Southeast Asian Studies
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Fall 2015, Spring 2014
Introduces students to Sanskrit sastra and related commentary. Reading selections are generally taken from either the grammatical (vyakaraada), literary critical )alakarasatra) or the philosophical (darsana) tradition, including such works as Mahabhaya, Tarkasagraha, Kavyadarsa, etc. Reading skills and familiarity with resources - hard copy and web-based - as well as current trends and
scholarship in the relevant areas are emphasized. Grammar is reviewed and explained as needed. Students are expected to memorize at least one verse per class. Emphasis is placed on correct prosody and pronunciation. Submission of an annotated translation or similar project, assigned in class, is required.
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SANSKR 101C Intermediate Sanskrit: Sahitya (Literary Sanskrit) 5 Units

Offered through: South and Southeast Asian Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Spring 2016, Fall 2014
Introduces students to classical literary Sanskrit (sahitya) and commentary, where available. An extended passage of a kavya and/or an entire plat (naaka) is read, Works of Kalidasa, Bhasa, and the like are normally read. Developing strong reading skills is the focus of the class. Students develop skills to use hard copy and web-based resources. Grammar is reviewed and explained as needed.
Students are also introduced to current scholarship and trends in literary analysis. Students are expected to memorize at least one verse per class. Emphasis is placed on correct prosody and pronunciation. Submission of an annotated translation project, assigned in class, is required. Course content changes every semester and may be repeated for credit.
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SANSKR 200A Sanskrit Literature 4 Units

Offered through: South and Southeast Asian Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2017, Fall 2016, Fall 2015
Advanced readings in Sanskrit literature, including Sanskrit ornate poetry with emphasis on the canons of poetic analysis of the Indian aesthetic tradition.

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SANSKR 200B Sanskrit Literature 4 Units

Offered through: South and Southeast Asian Studies
Terms offered: Spring 2017, Spring 2016, Spring 2015
Advanced readings in Sanskrit literature, including Sanskrit ornate poetry with emphasis on the canons of poetic analysis of the Indian aesthetic tradition.

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SANSKR 203 Vedic Sanskrit 4 Units

Offered through: South and Southeast Asian Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2009, Fall 2000, Spring 1999
Readings from the and other Vedic texts, including and . Knowledge of German and/or French is recommended.

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SANSKR 206 Middle Indic 4 Units

Offered through: South and Southeast Asian Studies
Terms offered: Fall 2012, Fall 2011, Spring 2008
Introduction to Middle Indic. An intensive study of texts in one or more of the Prakrit dialects, Pali, or Apabhramsa.

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SANSKR 207 Sanskrit Philosophical Texts 4 Units

Offered through: South and Southeast Asian Studies
Terms offered: Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Fall 2009
Reading of a Sanskrit philosophical, logical, or grammatical text, with attention to philosophical, logical, or grammatical features. Text to be chosen in consultation with students.

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