Sanskrit in the Sacred Traditions of India

A basic introduction to the Sanskrit language directly linked to sacred concepts drawn from the sacred traditions of Tantra, Vedanta, and Sankhya. Language skills presented include the oral and written Sanskrit alphabet (devanagari), Roman transliteration, and an introductory recognition of some Sanskrit grammar elements. Explanations of sacred Sanskrit terms/concepts with brief overviews of the representative sacred traditions are interwoven in the course. Participatory oral chanting of the alphabet, sacred seed syllables, and sample concepts/terms/verses are integrated into the class format. Co-requisite or prerequisite: COR113 or COR130.
Course Number: REL355
Units: 3.0