2 surveys for HUMC16

HUMC16H: Hindu Epic
Instructor: Duraiyappah, S. Course Enrollment: 48
Session: Fall 2007 Section: 1 Percent Response: 64.6%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 0040452426.29
Evaluations 00001746396.23
Organization 0044746426.19
Explanations 0000736556.50
Enthusiasm 0000430686.65
Teaching 0007442496.32
Workload 000422326105.03
Difficulty 00455201774.68
Value 000101736265.89
Retake Yes: 93.5%   No: 6.5%
calendar, timetable Comments
Students found Professor Duraiyappah to be a very enthusiastic and approachable; not only was he very passionate about the course material, but he was also willing to provide further assistance to students who were struggling with the course material.

HUMC16H: Hindu Epic
Instructor: Duraiyappah, S. Course Enrollment: 85
Session: Fall 2006 Section: 1 Percent Response: 74.1%
Questions 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Mean
Communicates 00052328446.11
Evaluations 00052536346.00
Organization 0010132124325.56
Explanations 00271826486.11
Enthusiasm 0002825666.54
Teaching 00051528526.28
Workload 00237252885.05
Difficulty 00254321204.54
Value 000112121466.04
Retake Yes: 93.1%   No: 6.9%
calendar, timetable Comments
Overall, students were impressed with Professor Duraiyappah's performance as he showed charisma, enthusiasm, and was communicative of the course needs. Many commented on the difficulty in the readings, especially for those without prior knowledge of Hinduism. The course follows many epic texts but despite the heavy workload, students felt the material was interesting enough to study (though a few said it would have been easier to manage if the course addressed a specific text). A few students noted that the professor would get sidetracked in discussions sometimes or would not follow the texts completely but his availability in office hours helped diminish problems regarding the understanding of texts. Almost all students praised the course for being useful on a personal level and that more Religion courses should be offered at UTSC.

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