May 28, 2003

McDermott, Rachel Silver_nugget

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

Very good class on the whole. Interesting material, presented well. McDermott is very nice, makes an effort to learn everyone's name and seems to know quite a lot both about her scholarly specialty (Kali worship) and Hinduism in general. The readings are generally worthwhile, and if you miss a couple, it's not disastrous. I don't know about other classes McDermott has taught, but the TA for this class was fine.


Two papers and a final. A medium amount of work is required. The grading seemed to be relatively easy.