Florida International University, the State University in Miami, Florida
and Hindu University of America, located in Orlando, Florida will begin
offering on-line Sanskrit courses this fall.
The four-course sequence is fully accredited by FIU and is available to
students worldwide. The classes begin August 30, 2004.
The courses have been developed by Dr. B. V. Venkata Krishna Shastry, a
professor at HUA and an adjunct faculty at FIU, and will carry technical
support from FIU.
"This is a pioneering partnership between a public university and America's
only Hindu university," says Dr. Nathan Katz, Chair of FIU's Religious Studies
Department, also an adjunct professor at HUA.
This Fall's course is SAL 2101: Sanskrit I. It is open to anyone; students
may simply go to this web address:
SNSKRIT ON-LINE AT FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
and print out the form, complete it and return it - with all required
documentation - to the Department of Religious Studies, Florida International
University, Miami FL 33199, U.S.A.
Tuition is $950 for non-Florida residents. For those residing in the
Sunshine State, the cost is the regular in-state tuition (which has not been
determined at this point) -- plus $275. Registration for Fall courses begins
August 18-25. For assistance with registration or any other questions, go to
UNIVERSITY ON-LINE LEARNING or call 305-348-3630, toll free 1-866-379-3835, or
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY .