January 18, 2007

Thurman, Robert
[V2607] Buddhism: Indo-Tibetan

Please keep in mind that this review is more than 5 years old.

This class can be a complete waste of time if you want it to be. Maybe there is some truth to the fact that there is something of value to be learned from Thurman's brilliance, but it is obscured by the lack of structure in the class. Unless you are really interested in THOROUGHLY doing ALL of the readings and willing to listen to his random lectures, I wouldn't recommend this class. Easy grading, though.

Workload:

A lot of reading (easily can be not done), a midterm ( really easily graded if you get an TA), final paper. 1 hr a week discussion groups, and class attendance is factored in.