April 14, 2011

Hawley, John Silver_nugget
Hinduism

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

Professor Hawley is one of my favorite professors. Taking this class would be neither a mistake, nor a waste of your time. Though some of the readings are dense, they are all extremely interesting and and give unique perspectives on the religion. Professor Hawley is also a very humble teacher. He makes you read some of his work, but not because he is full of himself like some other professors. The readings are also not really necessary, but they definitely help to understand the subject more and are often referenced in class and sections. The topic of Hinduism is also inherently interesting, albeit very complex. Not everything about Hinduism is understandable from an outsider's point of view, but Professor Hawley at least attempts to make it understandable. Two thumbs up. My favorite class this year.

Workload:

A couple of class field trips, Two papers, Midterm, Final. Also discussion sections, but there only a total of five or something like that, not every week.