This course is the second 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: noun, consonant, and case endings, adjectives, adverbs, pronouns, different verb types and usages, direct, indirect, and conditional speech, all illustrated using sentence formation and structure found in the Bhagavad Geeta.
In this course, students will be able to relate to words and expressions from the Bhagavad Geeta in the following areas:
- Use of prefixes, suffixes, and indeclinables.
- Recognize additional Sanskrit words, prepositions, and phrases.
- Further imbibe building blocks of the language through everyday conversation.
- Understand the use of the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, and vocative case-endings.
- Continue practicing more with verbal roots (dhatu) and their different forms, tenses
Required / Elective: Required
Prerequisites: Admission into the Certificate Program in Sanskrit through Bhagavad Geeta (CSBG)
Faculty / Instructor: Sri. Padmakumar Korattiyadath / Smt. Laxmi Sharma
Day: Monday & Thursday
Start Date: 12th July 2021
End Date: 23rd September 2021
Time: 08:00 pm EST – 09:30 pm EST
Quarter Offered: Summer 2021