In Sanskrit Level 9, we will build upon what we’ve learned in the previous 8 Sanskrit courses, covering Chapters 17 and 18 of “Yogāvatāraṇam: The Translation of Yoga.” We will learn about secondary verbal roots, specifically, desideratives, intensives or frequentatives and denominatives. We will also learn the demonstrative pronouns idam and adas and neuter nouns ending in i and u and some irregular declensions. This will allow us to continue to read from texts such as the Bhagavad Gītā, as well as to read from some more early Upaniṣads and verses from haṭha and rāja yoga texts. At this point we will have learned almost all of the grammatical constructs you need to be able to pick up a text and read on your own.
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.