Religions of Asia

Fall 1998: Albright College

Alan Humm e-mail:
humm@ dev.nul
Office: Chapel Basement
Office Hours: 10:50-11:50 MTW, or by appointment
Home Phone: 352-1695
Albright Office: 921-7760

Required Textbooks:

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.

Office Policy:

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.

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Last Modified Aug. 30, 1998
by Alan Humm