May 23, 2011

Hawley, John Silver_nugget
Hinduism

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

Okay - for all the hype, I don't feel Hawley measured up.

The reading was FANTASTIC, albeit very very very time consuming. However, I do feel I learned a lot from the reading.

Hawley's lectures were rambling and not very structured. He'd hand you an outline for the day, but he wouldn't really follow it. The trips to the Met and the temples were okay - but the same. He didn't allot enough time to see everything.

Okay class - lots of reading - but you'll get something out of it if you do the reading.

Warning: Be warned that the type of people that take Hinduism are a bit odd sometimes. People will bring in their feelings and treat this class like a conversion information session, and it can bog down the lectures at times.

Workload:

two papers, Met trip, Temple trip, final, midterm