December 18, 2008

Hawley, John Silver_nugget
Hinduism

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

Pretty good course overall. Introduction to Hinduism from one of the most knowledable people about the subject. His lectures were always very vague and hard to understand, but he did a good job of combining concepts in the reading, and clarifying them in class. Hawley was not a great professor, but a really nice person, who acknowledged his own short comings as a lecturer. If you are interested in learning about this class, take it, but don't take it if you are looking for an easy A.

Workload:

Decent, Lots of reading which is really optional. 2 essays which are graded harshly by TA's, midterm which is not too bad, and Final which is much harder. All work in the class is graded by TA's, who tend to grade pretty harsh.