With a history that stretches from the early 2nd millennium BCE to the present Sanskrit is a language that provides the essential keys for understanding the history, culture and knowledge systems of South Asia, as well as the lands beyond that came under its cultural influence. Because its grammar was developed based on a rigorous paradigm comparable to Euclid’s study of measure and physical form Sanskrit also stands out in the study of ancient “knowledge systems” that today are proving their relevance to the more general study of the arts and sciences. Come join us in an exploration of the many worlds opened up through a study of the Sanskrit language!

A comprehensive list of courses offered by the Department of Asian Studies can be found in the UBC Calendar.

Winter 2019

SANS300 Introductory Sanskrit Sections

Basic vocabulary and most important grammatical features of classical Sanskrit. Useful to students of South Asian history, culture, languages, philosophies, and religions, and of linguistics and classics. Credit will be granted for only one of SANS 300 or SANS 102 or both SANS 100, SANS 101 or both SANS 301, SANS 302.

SANS400 Intermediate Sanskrit Sections

Advanced grammar and selected readings. Credit will be granted for only one of SANS 400 or SANS 200 or both SANS 201, SANS 202 or both SANS 401, SANS 402.

SANS450A Further Readings in Sanskrit - FURTHER READINGS Sections

Study of selected texts belonging to a particular period (e.g., Vedic) or representing a specific branch of kavya (poetic literature) or sastra (technical-philosophical literature).