Sanskrit level 3: module 3
Time: 16:30 - 18:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: RS058
Duration: 10 sessions (over 10 weeks)
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What is the course about?
In this course you will build on your previous knowledge of Sanskrit by revising and generalising what you have learned so far, before advancing into new areas, with a view to gaining competence in reading and writing Classical Sanskrit.
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?
Sandhi, verbal tenses, compound types, idioms. We will read passages as we go, building towards looking at unadapted texts from the Sanskrit epics.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Construct and read intermediate sentences in different tenses. You will have a good grasp of verbal conjugation, noun declension and rules of syntax. Your understanding of sandhi will have improved, and you will have gained a direct acquaintance with Sanskrit poetry in the original.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
You would either have completed Level 3 Module 2 at City Lit to enrol, or have a good understanding of basic Sanskrit.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Classroom contact translating Sanskrit into English and vice versa. There will be between one to two hours per week of homework.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The course textbook is 'Introduction to Sanskrit: Part One' (ISBN 978-8120838147) by Thomas Egenes.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please ask your tutor for advice on what to do next.