Faculty Profile

Pankaj Jain

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Philosophy and Religion
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, University of Iowa, 2008.
Major: Religious Studies
Degree Specialization: Dharma and Ecology
Dissertation Title: Dharma and Ecology of Hindu Communities: Sustenance and Sustainability
MA, Columbia University, 2003.
Major: South Asian Religions
Degree Specialization: South Asian Religions
BS, Karnatak University, 1992.
Major: Computer Science

Current Scheduled Teaching*

PHIL 6950.715, Doctoral Dissertation, Spring 2020

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

PHIL 6950.721, Doctoral Dissertation, Fall 2019
PHIL 3620.001, Hinduism I : From the Vedas to the Gita, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 2070.001, Great Religions, Summer 5W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 2070.001, Great Religions, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 3630.001, Jainism, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 2400.001, Religion and American Society, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 2070.001, Great Religions, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 3680.001, Buddhism, Daoism, Shintoism, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 2070.901, Great Religions, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4900.703, Special Problems, Fall 2017
ANTH 5950.912, Applied Thesis, Spring 2017
ANTH 3700.001, Peoples and Cultures of South Asia, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 4975.001, Religious Studies Capstone, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 6900.716, Special Problems, Spring 2017
ANTH 5950.912, Applied Thesis, Fall 2016
PHIL 2070.001, Great Religions, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ANTH 4751.002, Magic, Witchcraft and Religion, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
ANTH 5900.912, Special Problems, Fall 2016
PHIL 6900.716, Special Problems, Fall 2016
ANTH 5950.712, Applied Thesis, Summer 5W1 2016
ANTH 5950.912, Applied Thesis, Summer 5W1 2016
ANTH 5950.912, Applied Thesis, Summer 5W2 2016
ANTH 5950.712, Applied Thesis, Spring 2016
ANTH 5950.912, Applied Thesis, Spring 2016
ANTH 5400.810, Environmental Anthropology, Spring 2016 SPOT
ANTH 5400.820, Environmental Anthropology, Spring 2016 SPOT
PHIL 6720.001, Religion and Ecology, Spring 2016 SPOT
PHIL 6900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2016
ANTH 5950.712, Applied Thesis, Fall 2015
ANTH 5950.912, Applied Thesis, Fall 2015
ANTH 4751.002, Magic, Witchcraft and Religion, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
PHIL 3625.001, Modern South Asian Philosophy and Religion, Fall 2015 Syllabus SPOT
ANTH 5950.712, Applied Thesis, Summer 5W1 2015
ANTH 5950.712, Applied Thesis, Spring 2015
ANTH 3700.001, Peoples and Cultures of South Asia, Spring 2015 Syllabus
PHIL 3620.001, South Asian Philosophy and Religion, Spring 2015 Syllabus
ANTH 5900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2015
PHIL 2070.001, Great Religions, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ANTH 4751.002, Magic, Witchcraft and Religion, Fall 2014 Syllabus
ANTH 5900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2014
ANTH 5900.812, Special Problems, Fall 2014
ANTH 5950.712, Applied Thesis, Spring 2014
PHIL 3665.001, Eastern Religion and the Environment, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ANTH 5400.810, Environmental Anthropology, Spring 2014
ANTH 5400.820, Environmental Anthropology, Spring 2014
ANTH 5900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2014
ANTH 4701.022, Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology, Spring 2014 Syllabus
ANTH 4751.001, Magic, Witchcraft and Religion, Fall 2013 Syllabus
PHIL 6960.001, Semester in Problems of Philosophy, Fall 2013
ANTH 4900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2013
ANTH 5900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2013
ANTH 5700.005, Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology, Fall 2013
ANTH 5900.712, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2013
ANTH 5400.810, Environmental Anthropology, Spring 2013
ANTH 5400.820, Environmental Anthropology, Spring 2013
PHIL 3630.001, Jainism, Spring 2013 Syllabus
ANTH 4701.019, Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology, Spring 2013 Syllabus
PHIL 3665.001, Eastern Religion and the Environment, Fall 2012 Syllabus
ANTH 4751.001, Magic, Witchcraft and Religion, Fall 2012 Syllabus
ANTH 4701.022, Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology, Fall 2012 Syllabus
ANTH 4900.712, Special Problems, Summer 5W2 2012
PHIL 2070.001, Great Religions, Spring 2012 Syllabus
ANTH 3700.001, Peoples and Cultures of South Asia, Spring 2012 Syllabus
PHIL 6900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2012
ANTH 4751.001, Magic, Witchcraft and Religion, Fall 2011 Syllabus
ANTH 5900.712, Special Problems, Fall 2011
ANTH 5900.812, Special Problems, Fall 2011
PHIL 4960.002, Topics in Philosophy, Fall 2011
ANTH 4701.019, Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology, Fall 2011 Syllabus
ANTH 5400.810, Environmental Anthropology, Spring 2011
ANTH 5400.820, Environmental Anthropology, Spring 2011
PHIL 4960.004, Proseminar in Philosophy, Spring 2011
ANTH 4900.712, Special Problems, Spring 2011
ANTH 4701.017, Topics in Sociocultural Anthropology, Spring 2011 Syllabus
PHIL 3585.001, South Asian Philosophy and Religion, Fall 2010 Syllabus
ANTH 1100.001, World Cultures, Fall 2010 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

out of 5

out of 7
%
of
students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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