Office: Chapel Basement
Office Hours: 10:50-11:50 MTW, or by appointment
Home Phone: 352-1695
Albright Office: 921-7760
Willard Oxtoby, Ed. World Religions · Eastern Traditions
Harold Coward, et al. Readings in Eastern Religions
We will have a very short evaluation every other week. Evaluation day is
normally Wednesday. Those grades will together represent 40% of your
final grade. The final exam will also be 30% of your grade. Another 20%
will come from numerous short reading checks. You should expect a lot of
these (between 1 and 3 a week). A final 10% will come from a critical
review of either a web site or a book appropriate to the subject matter
of the course (note this can include novels, but please check with me in
advance). I will also reward you for class participation (but not
detract for shyness). There will be a makeup available for each of the
biweekly quizzes, but you must have a valid excuse to take it. I will
allow you to retake one failed quiz by doing the makeup -- but only if
you took the main version -- you may not make up a failed makeup. No
make-ups will be available for the reading checks, but with a valid
excuse I will not average in a 0 for that grade.
This class will expect you to be computer literate. There may be
materials 'on line' that I want you to use, and we will spend some time
early in the semester learning to use them if necessary. You will each
need an e-mail account.
The web/book site review is short (around 3 pages). We will be talking
about this more in class.
If you need to contact me other than during my office hours,
please feel free to call me at home (Do not call after 10:00
p.m.). I can also arrange to be in my Albright office at a time
convenient for both of us -- do not hesitate to make an
appointment with me if you feel that you need to see me.