Courses for Fall 2021

  • Elementary Sanskrit I

    This introduction to the Sanskrit language does not require prior knowledge of any language other than English. Students learn the Devanāgarī script and modes of transcription, the phonetics of Sanskrit, and an outline of most of its foundational grammar, with a goal of being able to begin reading classical Sanskrit literature in the original. Reading exercises are drawn from ancient narrative texts such as the Hitopadeśa, Devīmāhātmya, and Mahābhārata.
    SANS 0100 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Buchta
  • Elementary Sanskrit II

    This course continues the survey of grammar and the reading exercises of SANS 100. The second half of this course reads selected passages of the Bhagavad Gītā and the beginning of the classic story of Nala and Damayantī from the Mahābhārata. Prerequisite: SANS 0100.
    SANS 0200 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Buchta
  • The Bhāgavata Purāṇa: Text and Reception

    The Bhāgavata Purāṇa narrates the stories of Kṛṣṇa and other gods and is rich with philosophical and theological discourse. Though relatively late, it became one of the most prominent religious texts, attracting many formal commentaries from the 13th century into the modern period. In this course, students will apply their knowledge of the foundational grammar of language to interpret the complex, poetic language of the Bhāgavata, and learn the language and idioms of scholastic Sanskrit to access the interpretations of centuries of the Purāṇa's audiences.
    SANS 1030 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Buchta
  • Independent Study - Special Topics

    SANS 1970 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Buchta
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Conference: Especially for Honors Students

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course. Instructor's permission required.
    SANS 1990 S01
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Sanskrit Preliminary Exam Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing for a preliminary examination.
    SANS 2970 S01
    Schedule Code
    E: Graduate Thesis Prep
  • Sanskrit Reading and Research

    Section numbers will vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course. Instructor permission required.
    SANS 2980 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Fitzgerald
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research