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RELIGST C165 (Fall 2014)

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100 100 100 50 72

Comment: There are no assignments except for a ten page term paper due before the final. The midterm and final were super easy but maybe that's because I already knew a lot about Hinduism. Goldman is amazing though; I love listening to his jokes and him singing the hymns and mantras. It's a really easy way to get rid of a breadth requirement, but only easy if you already have a good understanding of Hindu mythology.

RELIGST C165 (Fall 2013)

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89 67 89 71 98

Comment: Professor Goldman is a wonderful storyteller; his lectures are enthusiastic and show how much he knows about the subject. Midterms are easy - just a list of terms to memorize and define. The final paper was a little grueling, considering most people in the class are just taking the course for a requirement and have no prior knowledge of Hindu mythology. But the paper is graded easily as well, as long as you are enthusiastic and actually try to research your topic thoroughly. I never went to his office hours, but I wish I had, as he seems like a really interesting person!

RELIGST C165 (Fall 2011)

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91 77 77 91 100

Comment: Instructor is super helpful if you need him to be and is really enthusiastic on the topic of Hindu Mythology! Fairly easy class, no sections so just lecture. Quite a bit of reading BUT I did not have to read every single piece in order to get an A in the class. Exams are really straightforward and there won't be any material that wasn't covered in class. He always gives a study guide right before midterm/final and goes over everything which is extremely helpful since there's about 100 terms you need to recognize and several concepts you need to be familiar with!

RELIGST C165 (Fall 2011)

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89 100 85 91 100

Comment: Very interesting class. Goldman is a wonderful professor and I can't wait to take his Epic Lit class next semester!

RELIGST C166 (Spring 2013)

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96 79 100 91 100

Comment: Professor Goldman is a great lecturer and quite passionate about what he teaches. The exams are quite easy, he gives you a study sheet the class before which guarantees you an A if you study it. The 10 page at the end of the class is a bit tough, but I ultimately got really into it and wrote about why Karna was the tragic true hero of the Mahabharata. If you don't know what I'm talking about, take this class and find out. Good way to knock off Arts and Lit breadth or Philo and Values.

RELIGST C166 (Spring 2012)

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89 97 96 50 93

RELIGST C166 (Spring 2012)

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82 79 87 72 77

Comment: Exams weren't hard at all if you paid attention in lecture. Pretty much told you what would be on exam. Very interesting class and lecturer.

RELIGST C166 (Spring 2011)

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77 77 68 73 73

Comment: Another great class by Goldman.

RELIGST C166 (Spring 2011)

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97 50 77 76 95

Comment: if you have some exposure to the mahabharata and the ramayana, this class is definitely worth taking. though the readers (there are 2) are massive, just skimming through them will suffice because professor goldman is a living encyclopedia of the two indian epics. the guy has published papers on these topics and can fluently speak sanskrit and hindi! his story telling is absolutely spectacular, and he's able to stitch together the stories incredibly well. in addition to his lecture, he shows scenes from modern interpretations of the mahabharata and the ramayana. if you ever need to take this class, surely take it with goldman.

S ASIAN 1A (Fall 2012)

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74 87 77 97 97

S ASIAN 1A (Fall 2012)

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72 47 41 65 70

S ASIAN 1A (Fall 2010)

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88 75 100 80 100

Comment: This professor was the saving grace of my freshman year. He gave me the only A for my first semester. He is a really nice guy who gives easy tests that count for most of your grade. He is a bit more demanding on the paper though, but you'll do alright if you put in effort, sound enthusiastic, and avoid summarization. He also pretty much hands you answers on a silver platter during OH's. Easy 4 units and History Breadth.

S ASIAN C140 (Fall 2013)

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Comment: Really good professor who knows his mythology. Got to write a pretty good essay

S ASIAN C140 (Fall 2013)

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95 99 100 98 99

Comment: Prof. Goldman can be a bit of a rambler, but he has a great sense of humor and he knows his subject well. If you don't have a background in Hindu Mythology you can still do well in this class if you put in the right amount of effort (I got an A). Don't worry about the 10 page paper - just go to office hours and talk about it.

S ASIAN C140 (Fall 2013)

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94 100 99 86 100

Comment: Interesting and easy class. Hindu Mythology gives a survey over the development of Hinduism from its beginnings to the present. Lectures are a mix of historical background and storytelling, and Goldman is very knowledgable and enthusiastic about the subject. There's no discussion and no weekly homework assignments other than reading, so this class doesn't take up too much of your time. The midterm and final are straightforward and consist of ID questions and an essay. The final 10 page paper is open ended and shouldn't be too difficult as long as you've paid attention from time to time. Overall a very interesting class, definitely recommend if you are interested in the topic or need a humanities class.

S ASIAN C140 (Fall 2011)

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91 63 94 96 100

S ASIAN C140 (Fall 2011)

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81 100 100 62 82

Comment: Goldman is extremely knowledgeable in his field of study. This class is easy, especially if you are familiar with Hinduism. Work hard on the term paper; his graders are picky on formatting and grammar, as well as content. Overall, a great class/easy A!

S ASIAN C140 (Fall 2011)

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86 85 89 75 78

S ASIAN C140 (Fall 2011)

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63 78 88 77 70

Comment: Very interesting class.

S ASIAN C140 (Fall 2011)

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87 86 90 91 87

Comment: Very easy and very interesting class. Exams are a piece of cake if you go to all the lectures. Grade is primarily based on a term paper so just make sure you do well on that!

S ASIAN C140 (Fall 2011)

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50 27 73 50 38

Comment: super hard grader on final paper. exams are easy. really boring lecturer

S ASIAN C140 (Fall 2011)

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99 97 95 98 95

Comment: very enthusiastic. dynamic and clear lectures.

S ASIAN C142 (Spring 2014)

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98 91 96 91 96

Comment: This class was great. It gives a good overview of the Ramayana and Mahabharata covering the works in a good amount of detail with analysis from the perspectives of scholars and people of India. Goldman is a great lecturer and keeps the class interesting. This class is low stress - exams are very easy and straightforward, and the only assignment is a 10 page paper about any topic of your choosing related to the class. This is a great class to take if you are interested in learning about the Mahabharata/Ramayana or are just looking for an easy breadth/humanities course.

S ASIAN C142 (Spring 2013)

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100 95 100 89 75

S ASIAN C142 (Spring 2012)

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50 69 100 70 72

S ASIAN C142 (Spring 2012)

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96 88 82 77 81

Comment: Great class-- quite easy for an upper division if you pay attention in lecture (or if you have a good knowledge of Indian myth) Very easy exam and final. Should put in good effort for the paper, though.

S ASIAN C142 (Spring 2012)

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50 58 50 50 50

Comment: exams are pretty fare. ID from stories and then an essay about themes. lectures are pretty interesting. the 10 page paper, however, is a grueling task to complete

S ASIAN C142 (Spring 2012)

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84 77 91 89 90

S ASIAN C142 (Spring 2012)

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100 76 70 100 100

Comment: Professor Goldman's class was probably one of the vest I've taken so far. He is an authority in his field, and his lectures are both enlightening and engaging. I did not particularly care for some of the video clips he showed in C142, especially the Peter Brooks Mahabharata, and the term paper wasw a bit of work, but other than that, I would say the class was totally worth taking.

S ASIAN C142 (Spring 2012)

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68 84 85 70 85

S ASIAN C142 (Spring 2011)

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98 86 97 95 100

S ASIAN C142 (Spring 2011)

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98 94 97 88 94

S ASIAN C142 (Spring 2011)

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93 85 50 88 83

S,SEASN R5A (Fall 2011)

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68 41 61 59 63

S,SEASN R5A (Fall 2011)

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