Sanskrit Courses

Sanskrit: SAN

Lower-Division Courses

SAN 506. First-Year Sanskrit I.

Introduction to basic grammatical principles, with reading of Ramayana episodes as illustrations. Five class hours a week for one semester.

SAN 507. First-Year Sanskrit II.

Detailed study of problems of grammar and syntax; reading of extracts from Hitopadesha and the Bhagavad Gita. Five class hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Sanskrit 506 with a grade of at least C.

SAN 312K. Second-Year Sanskrit I.

Introduction to classical Sanskrit prose literature; readings from the Epics and Kathasaritsagara. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Sanskrit 507 with a grade of at least C.

SAN 312L. Second-Year Sanskrit II.

Introduction to classical Sanskrit poetry and philosophical literature; readings from the Upanishads and Kalidasa's Meghaduta. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Sanskrit 312K with a grade of at least C.

SAN 119S, 219S, 319S, 419S, 519S, 619S, 719S, 819S, 919S. Topics in Sanskrit.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Asian Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer credit is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

Upper-Division Courses

SAN 325K. Advanced Sanskrit Readings and Composition I.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Sanskrit 312L with a grade of at least C.

SAN 325L. Advanced Sanskrit Readings and Composition II.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Sanskrit 325K with a grade of at least C.

SAN 129S, 229S, 329S, 429S, 529S, 629S, 729S, 829S, 929S. Topics in Sanskrit.

This course is used to record credit the student earns while enrolled at another institution in a program administered by the University's Study Abroad Office. Credit is recorded as assigned by the study abroad adviser in the Department of Asian Studies. University credit is awarded for work in an exchange program; it may be counted as coursework taken in residence. Transfer work is awarded for work in an affiliated studies program. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.

SAN 330. Topics in Sanskrit Language and Literature.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Sanskrit 312L with a grade of at least C.

Topic 1: Sanskrit Drama. Provides students with a firmer foundation in Sanskrit grammar, syntax, and vocabulary; and an appreciation of the aesthetics of Sanskrit drama. Sanskrit 330 (Topic: Sanskrit Drama) and 330 (Topic 1) may not both be counted.
Topic 2: Vedic Poetry. Religious and literary features of Vedic poetry, the development of Vedic Sanskrit, and the relation of Vedic to Classical Sanskrit. Sanskrit 330 (Topic: Vedic Poetry) and 330 (Topic 2) may not both be counted.

SAN 330U. The Upanishads.

Three lecture hours a week for one semester. Sanskrit 330 (Topic: The Upanishads) and 330U may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Sanskrit 312L with a grade of at least C.

SAN 360. Conference Course in Sanskrit Language and Literature.

Supervised individual study of selected problems in Sanskrit language or literature. Conference course. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing, Sanskrit 312L, and written consent of instructor on form obtained from the undergraduate adviser.

Graduate Courses

SAN 381. Conference Course in Sanskrit Language and Culture.

Supervised individual study in Sanskrit language or culture. The equivalent of three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: Graduate standing and written consent of instructor on form obtained from the graduate coordinator.

SAN 384S. Topics in Sanskrit Language and Culture.

Study of various aspects and periods of Sanskrit language and culture. Three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Graduate standing; and Sanskrit 325L, 330, or the equivalent, or consent of instructor.

Topic 1: Advanced Readings in Sanskrit.
Topic 2: Readings in Classical Sanskrit Prose and Literature.
Topic 3: Sanskrit Drama. Provides students with a firmer foundation in Sanskrit grammar, syntax, and vocabulary; and an appreciation of the aesthetics of Sanskrit drama. Sanskrit 384S (Topic: Sanskrit Drama) and 384S (Topic 3) may not both be counted.
Topic 4: Vedic Poetry. Religious and literary features of Vedic poetry, the development of Vedic Sanskrit, and the relation of Vedic to Classical Sanskrit. Sanskrit 384S (Topic: Vedic Poetry) and 384 (Topic 4) may not both be counted.
Topic 5: The Upanishads. Sanskrit 384S (Topic: The Upanishads) and 384S (Topic 5) may not both be counted.

Professional Courses