Introduction to Buddhism

William M Bodiford

Introduction to Buddhism

Asian department

William M Bodiford

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Overall 4.0
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Easiness of class 4.0
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Workload 3.5
Light
Not Clear
Clarity of professor 3.5
Clear
Not Helpful
Helpfulness of professor 3.5
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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters

Textbooks

The Foundations of Buddhism (Opus S)
Rupert Gethin
ISBN: 9780192892232
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Revising Prose (5th Edition)
Richard A. Lanham
ISBN: 9780321441690
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Buddhism: The Illustrated Guide
ISBN: 9780195173987
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A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Eighth Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
Kate L. Turabian
ISBN: 9780226816388
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Grades

Fall 2017
28.6%
23.8%
19.0%
14.3%
9.5%
4.8%
0.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Winter 2017
69.7%
58.1%
46.5%
34.8%
23.2%
11.6%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2016
40.5%
33.8%
27.0%
20.3%
13.5%
6.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2015
66.7%
55.6%
44.4%
33.3%
22.2%
11.1%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Summer 2015
35.9%
29.9%
23.9%
17.9%
12.0%
6.0%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2014
58.5%
48.8%
39.0%
29.3%
19.5%
9.8%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

Fall 2013
61.9%
51.6%
41.3%
31.0%
20.6%
10.3%
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Grade distributions are collected using data from the UCLA Registrar’s Office.

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Reviews

Quarter Taken: Fall 2018 Submitted March 8, 2019 Grade Received: N/A

This class was taught by Matthew Hayes. OK instructor. He has good voice projection and tries to make the course fun for students. However, he has very text heavy slides and most lectures were not very engaging. Many lectures were him reading off the slides and reading long quotes from the book. Workload is fair, but the small reading quizzes at the beginning of lecture were more annoying than helpful. Midterms were fine, but rely heavily on memorization and regurgitating a lot of material in the blue book. Avoid Oh Mee Lee if you have her as a TA. Inconsistent grading scheme for essays (Ex. Gave higher scores to students who had incomplete rough and final drafts).

Quarter Taken: Spring 2018 Submitted June 25, 2018 Grade Received: A

This class was listed under Prof. Bodiford, but for our term, grad student Matthew Hayes taught the course. He was very clear and helpful, and the workload was not too bad. There are 3 essays, a midterm, participation, and a final, and all of them were very doable. I would definitely recommend this class for your writing II requirement!

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Tags

  • Uses Slides
  • Tolerates Tardiness
  • Needs Textbook
  • Appropriately Priced Materials
  • Participation Matters

Textbooks

The Foundations of Buddhism (Opus S)
Rupert Gethin
ISBN: 9780192892232
View on Amazon

Revising Prose (5th Edition)
Richard A. Lanham
ISBN: 9780321441690
View on Amazon

Buddhism: The Illustrated Guide
ISBN: 9780195173987
View on Amazon

A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations, Eighth Edition: Chicago Style for Students and Researchers (Chicago Guides to Writing, Editing, and Publishing)
Kate L. Turabian
ISBN: 9780226816388
View on Amazon
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