This course provides a survey of the science and practice of Ayurveda, through an overview of the key texts and contributions in the discipline. The concept of wellbeing, and not merely medication, that is central to Āyurveda is elucidated in the course.
In this course students will be able to:
- Understand the major contributors and their writings and commentaries that built up the applied science and knowledge system of Āyurveda.
- Assimilate the role and relevance of Āyurveda as a science of wellbeing.
- Recognize the different schools of Āyurveda based on their theories.
Area of Study: Sanskrit Studies
Required / Elective: Elective
Prerequisites: Completion of 12 Credit-Hours of Course work in the MA in Sanskrit / Masters’ Certificate in Sanskrit
Quarter Offered: Fall Quarter