Sanskrit 101A (Intermediate): Epic and Puracic Sanskrit

Category: Languages
Course #: SANSKR 101A [CCN: 33367]
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MF 12-2 pm, remote/online

Introduces students to the itihasa/puraic traditions and related commentarial style of Sanskrit. An extended passage from Valmiki's Ramayaada, Vyasa's Mahabharata, or one of the Mahapuradas is normally read with commentary, if available. The development of strong reading skills is the focus of the class. Additionally, students are introduced to the use of hard copy and web-based resources. Grammar is reviewed and explained as needed. Students are also introduced to the current scholarship on epic literature.