Through a comprehensive curriculum of online courses, students engage in university-level coursework in Sanskrit studies. Students will receive training in the language in its various forms (Classical, Epic, Vedic, and Modern Spoken Sanskrit) as well as in Sanskrit literature of various genres (epic, narrative, philosophy, poetry). They will also be introduced to various other aspects of the academic study of Sanskrit, such as working with manuscripts and different scripts, work with commentaries, textual criticism, and Pāṇinian grammar. The program culminates in a graduate seminar where students will have the opportunity to carry out their own Sanskrit translation project.
100-level Courses (15 credits)
- SKT 101 | Elementary Sanskrit I (5 credits)
- SKT 102 | Elementary Sanskrit II (5 credits)
- SKT 103 | Elementary Sanskrit III (5 credits)
200-level Courses (15 credits)
- SKT 201 | Intermediate Sanskrit I: The Bhagavadgītā (5 credits)
- SKT 202 | Intermediate Sanskrit II: The Rāmāyaṇa (5 credits)
- SKT 203 | Intermediate Sanskrit III (5 credits)
300-level Courses (15 credits)
- SKT 301 | The Pātañjalayogaśāstra: Pāda 1 (5 credits)
- SKT 303 | Vedic Sanskrit (5 credits)
- SKT 305 | Introduction to Pāṇinian Grammar I (5 credits)
Elective Courses (15 credits)
Students select a minimum of 3 elective courses of their choice. Course listings will continue to be updated as the curriculum develops.
- SKT 204 | Spoken Sanskrit I (5 credits)
- SKT 205 | Spoken Sanskrit II (5 credits)
- SKT 302 | Pātañjalayogaśāstra: Pāda 2 (5 credits)
- SKT 306 | Pāṇinian Grammar II (5 credits)
- SKT 307 | Kāvya: Sanskrit Poetry (5 credits)
SKT 501 | SKT Graduate Seminar (10 credits)
Once a student has completed their initial 60 credits of coursework, they will be eligible to apply for the SKT 501 | SKT Graduate Seminar. Course enrollment will open bi-annually (i.e. every other year). Students must have the required credits prior to the registration period. Upon successful completion of SKT 501, students will receive their final 10 credits, and graduate with the Yogic Studies Sanskrit Certificate. The Graduate Seminar will entail:
- Live Zoom Sessions
- Required Readings & Discussions
- Final Comprehensive Exam
- Final Project (TBD)
Total Credits = 70
- Depending on the nature and frequency of study, students can expect to complete this program on average of 2.5-4 years. There is currently no time limit to complete the program.
Updated: October 10, 2023. Curriculum and requirements are subject to change.
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