Sanskrit: Level 4

Tutor: Zoë Slatoff
Start date: 16 January 2022

£145

In Level 4 we will study chapters 7 and 8 of Yogāvatāraṇam: The Translation of Yoga. We will finish Part I, learning the future tense, pronouns, and more sandhi rules and then start Part II, beginning to learn nouns ending with simple consonants and the athematic verbal classes, starting with the 2nd and 3rd gaṇas. This will allow us to continue to chant and translate verses from yoga-related texts as well as a couple of verses from the Upaniṣads and a series of verses attributed to Śaṅkarācarya, widening the range of what we can read and understand as we learn new grammar together.

COURSE DETAILS

Course Video

Videos are one of the most important parts of an online course.

Our courses offer two distinct types of video.

  1. Video on demand. Core videos for your course available to watch at any time. Audio versions are also available for download.
  2. Live Zoom sessions. We have six Zoom sessions open to all our students. These cover a range of topics. They let you explore other areas of study, and to meet tutors and students from other courses. Recordings are also made available after the session has ended.

Level 4 begins with a study of chapters 7 and 8 of Yogāvatāraṇam: The Translation of Yoga (excerpts included). This combines traditional Indian and Western academic methods of learning Sanskrit. We start with the future tense and pronouns, and then conclude Part I of the book with a sandhi review.

Moving on to Part 2 we learn consonant-ending nouns as well as verbs from some of the athematic classes.

We will continue to chant and translate verses from yoga-related texts as well as verses from the Upaniṣads and a series of verses attributed to Śaṅkarācarya.

HOW IT WORKS

Course delivery is 100% online

7–9 weekly sessions

Study in your own time

Your tutor is available by email and forums

Communicate online with your fellow students

All course materials are delivered via the web

Student forums with tutor participation

Recorded lectures available in video and mp3 format

All required lecture notes included

Audio interviews with specialists in Hindu Studies

Supplementary materials taken from the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies teaching and research programme

Assessment is optional and is on the basis of successful completion of a single essay of 2000 words, with the exception of our Sanskrit courses which are assessed on weekly course work.

Courses can be completed in as little as seven weeks. There is a final deadline for essays or course work of twelve weeks from the beginning of the course.

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