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PHIL 1001 Introduction to Philosophy

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    Jan 04, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    It was a required course, that may get boring or repetitive. There were times of the class that sparked many interests! I was neutral about the class it wasn't the best class I've taken but for surely not the worst.

    Course highlights:

    I loved learning about Physicians Assisted Suicide. It gave examples from all different stand points and how the situation may change from each person!

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take notes of what the instructor says in class rather than the notes that are on the board. The instructor has notes on his website that can be accessed at any time.

    • Fall 2016
    • JamesSchaar
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    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Final Paper
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    Nov 02, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I absolutely love Introduction to Philosophy, and the professor! We do a lot of in-class discussions and essay assignments. For anyone who absolutely loves to debate or write papers, this class if definitely one you should take! James is also super nice and very understanding.

    Course highlights:

    I learned a lot in Philosophy! One of the biggest topics that I will never forget learning about in this class was about Physician Assisted Suicide. Before this class, I had a general idea of what it was about, but after, I know so much more about PAS. We learned about the issues that lead up to PAS, and about a man who had been arrested for assisting in suicide, and many other things, one of which being Brittany Maynard. We also talked about famous philosophers and abortion, etc.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    I would recommend that the students in this class print out not only the PowerPoint slides that James provides, but also all of the additional papers that he makes available on the Moodle course. I printed off every single one of the PowerPoints and additional papers because they are great resources for studying. I would also suggest that you show up to class everyday not only for attendance points, but Philosophy class periods can get pretty interesting!

    • Fall 2016
    • JamesSchaar
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Dec 15, 2015
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    This course was interesting if nothing else. It taught me that my life had not meaning and then had me write a final paper on the meaning of life. It was depressing and uplifting and thought provoking. I enjoy that type of twisting of the mind. Also philosophy is an easy A because there aren't really any wrong answers.

    Course highlights:

    I learned not just about philosophers but also about my own thoughts and some trippy ideas about "life"

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    You can come into the class knowing that this is an easy A course and give it nothing or come in and give it your attention. The first way you'll come out with the A and little else. The second, you'll come out with a nice new outlook on many things. It's fun to open up your mind to new perspectives, ideas and though processes. Philosophy is cool that way.

    • Fall 2012
    • JamesSchaar
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