Sanskrit (Intermediate): Sāhitya (Literary Sanskrit) 101C

Category: Languages
Course #: SANSKR 101C [CNN #31638]
Units: 5
Times and Locations:
MF 12-2 pm, BARR180
Sanskri101C introduces students to classical literary Sanskrit (sāhitya) and commentary, where available. An extended passage of a kāvya and/or an entire play (nāṭaka) is read. Works of Kālidāsa, Bhāsa, Bhavabhūti and the like are normally read. Developing strong reading skills is the focus of the class. Students develop skills to use hard copy and web based resources. Grammar is reviewed and explained as needed. Students are also introduced to current scholarship and trends in literary analysis. While the development of strong reading skills is the focus of the class, a spoken element is included. Students are expected to memorize at least one verse per class and spoken Sanskrit is practiced. Emphasis is placed on correct prosody and pronunciation. Submission of an annotated translation project, assigned in class, is required. Course content changes every semester and may be repeated for credit