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Sanskrit Grammatical Structures and Verses

Course Content

  1. The fifth declension / Ablative case for pronouns
  2. Introduction to Ayurveda
  3. The sixth declension / Genitive case, the ktavatu usage, gerunds
  4. Introduction to BhAgavatam
  5. Wise sayings and their meanings in Sanskrit
  6. The seventh declension / Locative case

Learning Objectives: In this course, students will be able to: 

  • Analyze noun and verb structures of verses and proverbs;
  • Recognize passages from popular Sanskrit texts; and
  • Paraphrase using grammatically correct Sanskrit.

Required / Elective: Required 

Area of Study: Sanskrit Studies 

Program of Study:  Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency (CP SP)

Prerequisites: Successful completion of SAN-1003 

Faculty / Instructor: Sri Chandrashekhar Raghu 

Co- Faculty: Dr. Laxmi Sharma

Quarter Offered: Winter 2021

Start Date: January 13th, 2021

End Date: March 22nd, 2021

Day: Every Wednesday & Friday

Time: 08:00 pm EST – 09:30 pm EST

Sanskrit Pronunciation, Simple Words and Phrases

Course Content

  1. Study and use of the DevanAgari script, Origin of the sounds, Pronunciations
  2. Simple introductions and greetings
  3. Pronouns (sarvanAmapadAni), Persons (puruShAH), Numbers (vachanAni), and Gender (lingAH)
  4. Indeclinables (avyayAni)
  5. Simple conversations
  6. Numbers in Sanskrit, 1 through 100
  7. Common verbs
  8. Interrogative words
  9. Introduction to the simple present tense and the past tense
  10. Direct addressing (sambodhanam) – the Vocative case
  11. Expanding the vocabulary through nouns, pronouns, and verbs

Learning Objectives: In this course, students will be able to: 

  • Articulate the fundamental sounds that comprise Sanskrit pronunciation;
  • Recognize common Sanskrit words and phrases;
  • Discover building blocks of the language through everyday conversation; and
  • Identify and use basic structures like numbers, tenses, simple verbs, and other parts of speech.

Note: If you are registering from outside the United States, you will receive scanned copies of the textbooks. Use the below discount code at checkout for reduced textbook costs.

CPSP-TEXTBOOK-48

Required / Elective: Required 

Program of Study: Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency (CP SP) 

Area of Study: Sanskrit Studies

Prerequisites: Familiarity with Devanagari alphabets and combination letters

Faculty / Instructor: Sri Chandrashekhar Raghu

Co – Faculty: Dr. Laxmi Sharma

Start Date: 16 January 2021

End Date: 28 March 2021

Day: Saturday &  Sunday

Time: 11:00 am EST – 12:30 pm EST

Quarter Offered: Winter 2021

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