March 28, 2007

Hawley, John Silver_nugget
Hinduism

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

A somewhat interesting class. We got much more in depth than I had expected. Hinduism is a fascinating topic that you could easily spend years studying without full understanding. Hawley is passionate about the subject, but his lectures sometimes become scatterred. He is quite charming, but often digresses and strays on tangents. Some of the assigned readings are more interesting than others. Hawley is a hard grader on the three short essays, but the exams weren't too bad. At least he gives you a midterm/final study guide. the discussion sections can be a good suppliment to the class deending on the TA.

Workload:

medium, but he grades essays a bit harshly.
3 short essays, in class midterm and final.