Sanskrit: an introduction for beginners
Time: 18:00 - 20:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RS001
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
This is a taster course to introduce students to a language that lies at the source of several of the great world traditions, including Hinduism and Buddhism. Its influence on global culture is incalculable, and its literature encompasses ritual, religion, poetry, literature, philosophy. medicine and mathematics.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
The course comprises a general introduction to the language, literature and culture of Sanskrit.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- pronounce and understand some basic Sanskrit in the Devanagari script.
- have gained an overview of the breadth and variety of Sanskrit literature.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a beginner’s course. You do not need any particular skills. A knowledge of the Devanagari script would be useful, but is not necessary.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
The course will be taught over three sessions in the style of a seminar. A small amount of follow-up work may be set after sessions one and two, but this will be optional.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Pen and paper.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Sanskrit level 1 from September.