December 05, 2014

Ivanyi, Katharina Silver_nugget
[RELI 2305] Islam

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

Professor Ivanyi is one of the nicest professors out there. She is genuinely enthusiastic about this subject and sports a smile throughout every lecture. Overall, her lectures are organized and broken down into the simplest possible terms, which I found to be especially helpful since I had very little prior knowledge of the subject. She will always write down important vocabulary terms on the chalkboard and explain their meaning and significance. If you take no other notes in this class, at the very least be sure to write down the definition of these terms (they will make up a majority of the vocabulary that appears on the quizzes). The reading is, more often than not, helpful but not always necessary. However, it is very diverse and usually quite interesting, so I wouldn’t rule it out altogether.

I both enjoyed this class and learned a great deal from it. I highly recommend it to anyone looking to fulfill a global core requirement or simply to expand their knowledge of world religions.

Workload:

The workload is manageable and I only ever felt overwhelmed by the midterm book report, but that’s mostly because I left it for the night before it was due

Your grade is broken up as follows:
4 In-Class Quizzes: 20%
8 Reading Responses: 20%
Take-Home Midterm Book Review: 25%
Final: 35%