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Sanskrit through Yogashaastram – samAdhipAdaH - First Section

SAN3101 In this Course students will be introduced to both the first part of Yogashaastram, Chapter I, and simple Samskritam.  Elementary structures of the Sanskrit language will be illustrated through the first set of (samaadhipAdaH) sootraaNi of Yogashaastram by Patanjali.  Students will gain familiarity with the Script, and rapidly expand their vocabulary. Using special handouts, each verse of Patanjali YogasootraaNi, will be expounded to unravel both meaning of the verse and structure of the language.  Students will learn to think about Yogashaastram from within the Sanskrit language, and the worldview that it represents.

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Course Code: SAN 3101

Credit Hours: 3

Course Level: 300

$300.00

SAN3101 In this Course students will be introduced to both the first part of Yogashaastram, Chapter I, and simple Samskritam.  Elementary structures of the Sanskrit language will be illustrated through the first set of (samaadhipAdaH) sootraaNi of Yogashaastram by Patanjali.  Students will gain familiarity with the Script, and rapidly expand their vocabulary. Using special handouts, each verse of Patanjali YogasootraaNi, will be expounded to unravel both meaning of the verse and structure of the language.  Students will learn to think about Yogashaastram from within the Sanskrit language, and the worldview that it represents.

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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 Yogashaastram offered by Hindu University of America. It provides an alternative route to achieving Sanskrit Proficiency.  It enables students to learn both the Yogashaastram through the Sanskrit Language, and the Sanskrit Language through the Yogashaastram.  In this course, the Faculty will lead the student’s verse by verse, in sequence through Patanjali YogasootraaNi, 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 (dhatuH), nouns, pronouns – first, second, and third-person usage, different forms of verbs, i.e., tenses – past, present, and future, cases (vibhaktiH), common sentence formations and structures used in the Yogashaastram.

Learning Objectives:

In this course, students will be able to relate to words and expressions from Patanjali Yogasootram 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

Prerequisites: Admission into the Certificate Program in Sanskrit through the Yogashaastram (CSYS)

Program: Certificate Program in Sanskrit through the Yogashaastram (CSYS) 

Area of Study: Sanskrit Studies

Required/ Elective: Required

Instructor:   Sri. Padmakumar Korattiyadath 

Time: 08:00 pm EST – 09:30 pm EST

Day: Tuesday & Friday

Start Date: 13th July 2021

End Date: 24th September 2021

Quarter Offered: Summer 2021

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