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Learn Bhagavad Geeta – Chapters I and II – And simple Samskritam

In this course, students will be introduced the both the Bhagavad Geeta, Chapters I and II, and simple Samskritam. Elementary structures of the Sanskrit language will be illustrated through the Shlokas of the Bhagavad Geeta. Students will gain familiarity with the Script and rapidly expand their vocabulary. Using special handouts, each verse of the Bhagavad Geeta will be expounded to unravel both the meaning of the verse and the structure of the language. Students will learn to think about the Bhagavad Geeta from within the Sanskrit language, and the worldview that it represents.

The cost of the course includes shipping & handling charges for the book. 

$315.00

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Course Code: SAN-3001

Course Level: 100

$315.00

In this course, students will be introduced the both the Bhagavad Geeta, Chapters I and II, and simple Samskritam. Elementary structures of the Sanskrit language will be illustrated through the Shlokas of the Bhagavad Geeta. Students will gain familiarity with the Script and rapidly expand their vocabulary. Using special handouts, each verse of the Bhagavad Geeta will be expounded to unravel both the meaning of the verse and the structure of the language. Students will learn to think about the Bhagavad Geeta from within the Sanskrit language, and the worldview that it represents.

The cost of the course includes shipping & handling charges for the book. 

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Course Content:

This course is the first course in an eight-course sequence, which constitutes the Certificate Program in Sanskrit through the Bhagavad Geeta offered by Hindu University of America. It provides an alternative route to achieving Sanskrit Proficiency. It enables students to learn both the Bhagavad Geeta through the Sanskrit Language, and the Sanskrit Language through the Bhagavad Geeta. In this course, the Faculty will lead the students verse by verse, in sequence through the Bhagavad Geeta, while simultaneously unfolding both the meanings of the verses as well as the nuances of the language.

This course will introduce students to the following elements of the Sanskrit language: verbal roots (dhatu), nouns, pronouns – first, second, and third-person usage, different forms of verbs, i.e., tenses – past, present, and future, cases (vibhakti), and common sentence formation and structure used in the Bhagavad Geeta.

Learning Objectives:

In this course, students will be able to relate to words and expressions from the Bhagavad Geeta in the following areas:

  1. Use of pronouns, persons, and numbers.
  2. Recognize common Sanskrit words, prepositions, and phrases.
  3. Discover building blocks of the language through everyday conversation.
  4. Understand the use of the 2nd and 6th case-endings and words ending with a vowel.
  5. Identify and use verbal roots (dhatu) and their different forms according to the tenses

Required / Elective: Required

Prerequisites: Admission into the Certificate Program in Sanskrit through Bhagavad Geeta (CSBG)

Faculty / Instructor: Dr. Padmakumar Korattiyadath / Dr. Laxmi Sharma

Time: 08:00 pm EST to 09:30 pm EST

Day: Monday & Thursday

Start Date: 12th April 2021

End Date: 20th June 2021

Quarter Offered: Spring 2021

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