Sanskrit 101C: Intermediate Sāhitya (Literary Sanskrit)

Category: Languages
Course #: 31384
Units: 5
Times and Locations:

MF 12-2

Evans 35

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, 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. Students are expected to memorize at least one verse per class. 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. Prerequisite: Sanskrit 100AB or equivalent.