Elements of Sanskrit grammar and practice in reading Sanskrit texts. Sanskrit 100A, followed by 100B, introduces students to Sanskrit grammar, with the goal of developing the skills necessary to speak and read basic, simple Sanskrit texts. Sanskrit 100A covers lessons 1–12 of the Devavāṇīpraveśikā , including, the script, sandhi, the present system , the karmaṇi and bhāve prayoga-s, the laṭ, laṅ, and the loṭ, and bhūte kṛdanta-s, and past active participles, nominal stems in –a/ā, i/ī, u/ū, an, aḥ, iḥ, uḥ, ant, ṛ, and in . Also covered are participles, relative and correlative constructions, questions, and a number of idioms, as well as tatpuruṣa and karmadhāraya samāsas. Students are expected to memorize for recitation one or more verses per week. Emphasis is placed on correct prosody and pronunciation. The class meets for six hours each week. There is daily homework and memorization. Attendance is required. There are three quizzes, two mid-term exams, and a final exam. No prior knowledge of Sanskrit is required for Sanskrit 100A.