This course provides a survey of the science and practice of Jyotiṣa, through an overview of the key texts and contributions in the discipline. A primer text in Sanskrit which discusses the categories of this science and how they are interpreted to provide insights related to their influences at different levels is studied in this course.
In this course students will be able to:
- Understand the scientific/ mathematic relevance of astronomy as essential for the study of astrology.
- Understand the major contributors and their contributions to scientific thought in the Indic knowledge system.
- Observe how the basic astrological elements have been derived and interpreted in the Jyotiṣa-śāstra.
Area of Study: Sanskrit Studies
Required / Elective: Elective
Prerequisites: Completion of 12 Credit-Hours of Course work in the MA in Sanskrit6 limbs / Masters’ Certificate in Sanskrit
Quarter Offered: Fall Quarter