This class was tough.
At first, the name of this course threw me off, as it did to many others that I discussed the class with. However, a few weeks into the semester, I found myself extremely engrossed during class every single day. During this course, I had some of the most intriguing discussions ever where I learned vast amounts about philosophy and others' beliefs.
This course encourages students to draw their own interpretations of several writings from revered philosophers such as Thomas Nagel, Janice Moulton, and Alan Wertheimer, to name a few. In-class discussions allow the students and professor to share their thoughts and opinions of the subjects examined: What is sex? What is love? What is consent? Is marriage ethical? Never before had I thought in such detail about the diverse aspects of sex, marriage, relationships, and psychology as having such varying meanings to different people.
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Advice for students:
To draw your own conclusion from the works of philosophers, it's essential to first understand the point they're trying to get across. From there, you may offer your own conclusion and back it up with supporting points and research. Always keep an open mind and you will learn so much. This isn't a sexual education course, but rather a sexual analysis and open discussion course. I highly recommend this class to everyone, no matter their major, background, or beliefs on the subjects of sex and love.