The Micro-Certificate in Spoken Samskritam (MCSS) is a 4-quarter, 6 Credit-hour leisurely paced exploration of the Samskritam as a spoken language. It prepares beginning students that know the Samskritam (aka “Sanskrit”) / DevanAgarii script, but no fluency in conversational aspects, to achieve a level of Conversational Proficiency using simple real-life scenarios and skits.
The 4-quarter Program of Study is structured in three successive phases as follows:
(1) Beginner Phase – 1 Quarter, 1.5-Credit hour. This will be up to 15 hours of instruction and 30 hours of self-study. (Course Fee: $300)
(2) Intermediate Phase – 1 Quarter, 1.5-Credit hour. This will add up to 15 hours of instruction and 30 hours of self-study. (Course Fee: $300)
(3) Proficiency Phase – 2 Quarters, 1.5-Credit hours each. This will add up to 30 hours of instruction and 60 hours of self-study. (Course Fee: $600)
Students are encouraged to register for all 4 quarters to get a 25% discount on the total course fees. Course fees include any books and shipping charges.
At the completion of the program of study, students will be able to achieve proficiency in the Sanskrit language across the following six dimensions:
(a) Reading with correct pronunciation (i.e., alphabets, words, and sentences); paThanam (b) Writing without errors (Forming comprehensible sentences and paragraphs); lekhanam (c) Listening (Comprehending Sanskrit speech when someone else is speaking); shravaNam
(d) Conversing (Being able to speak grammatically accurate Sanskrit in a way that others can comprehend the meaning); sambhAShaNam, and
(e) Comprehension (Being able to engage with complex sentences, both spoken and written, and discover their meanings without assistance. avagamanam
Required / Elective: Required
Prerequisites: Admission into a Micro-Certificate in Spoken Samskritam (MCSS).
Faculty / Instructor: Shri. Chandrashekhar Raghu,
Quarter Offered: Summer 2022