Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency – Intermediate Phase is the foundation of 4 courses for students of all ages, post high school (Grade 12 or GED). It is the second of three successive phases – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, which together comprise the Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency. It assumes completion of the Beginner Phase of Sanskrit proficiency program. The medium of instruction is English, and the course is easily accessible for a global audience. It is a 4 – Quarter, 44 – week detailed study that prepares students with prior Sanskrit Knowledge to be capable of practicing reading, writing, and composing simple passages as well as engaging in simple conversations that will enable them to enter the higher-level courses with ease. The Intermediate Level CPSP is aimed at high school students and adults with a passion to learn a new language in depth and try to apply that when studying, the texts and literature of Hinduism and its numerous derivative knowledge systems. It is taught by dedicated HUA Faculty members, via a user-friendly Online Platform, featuring a learning model that uses live virtual classrooms.
This course is structured to allow a beginner level student to start listening, writing, and reading the Sanskrit Script DevanAgari through a streamlined set of exercises. In this phase, the students will be able to:
- Comprehending and writing simple stories and songs
- Recognize common Sanskrit words and phrases
- Discover building blocks of the language through everyday conversation
- Identify and use basic structures like numbers, tenses, simple verbs, and other parts of speech
- Expand vocabulary and sentence structure
- Develop the ability to use moderately complex expression
- Engage in simple reading and conversations
- Combine words and phrases for short narrative
- Practice reading, writing, and composing simple passages
The Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency – Intermediate Phase is structured in the form of 4 quarters (1 year) sequence, 1.5 Credit hours each. This will add up to 60 hours of instruction and 120 hours of self-study in total. Structured innovatively using the curriculum and textbooks designed by Samskrita Bharati USA (SBusa.org), the Program will be based upon material contained in the SBusa published books, “SUSHAMA” and “MUKULAM” augmented with other appropriate course content.
At the end of the 4th quarter, students may enter the advanced phase of the Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency which will consist of 8 quarters i.e., 88 weeks.
Required / Elective: Required
Prerequisites: Admission into a Certificate Program in Sanskrit Proficiency – Intermediate Phase
Quarter Offered: Winter 2022