SANS S-101 Beginning Sanskrit

7-week session | CRN 32541

This course, equivalent to two semesters of coursework, enables students to acquire the basic reading skills in Sanskrit. Stress is placed on learning the Devanagari script, basic grammar, and essential vocabulary. Emphasis is also given to correct translation of passages ranging from simple narrative literature to the epics.

Course information
Class meetings

On campus
Mondays-Thursdays, 3:15-6:15 pm
1 Bow Street 317

Start date

Monday, June 19


8 credits

Course tuition


Enrollment status

  • Limited to 20 students
  • Enrolled: 4
  • Waitlisted: 0
  • Prerequisites

    Knowledge of Latin, Greek, Hindi, or another Indian language is useful but not required.


    Open to admitted Secondary School Program students by petition.


    Michael E. J. Witzel, DPhil.

    Wales Professor of Sanskrit, Harvard University

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