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    Jan 17, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend taking any course with Dr. Cox. He is so passionate and easily one of the best professors I have had in my time at Hofstra. However, I do not recommend that this be the first course that you take with him as it is such a long, tedious course. He thrives in seminar-based courses, not lectures. Do not take this course and assume that Dr. Cox is a horrible professor. He is amazing, and he made this course as interesting as it could be. My seminar class with him set the tone for my Hofstra experience and I could not ask for a better one.

    Course highlights:

    Honestly the only true "highlight" of this course was the pure passion and knowledge possessed by the professor. He is one of the smartest people I know. We went from the earliest years of philosophy, every theory of every major psychologist, their histories, etc. all the way up to Freud. While much of the information did not interest me, it was amazing to see how one person could hold that much knowledge. Not to mention, the course was taught using the book that he was writing.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do not put off the work. This class was easily the most time-consuming one I have taken at Hofstra, but that was really because I let my work pile up. Also, take advantage of having access to Dr. Cox. He does what he can to make himself available to students while also ensuring that he isn't handing out answers, but students are getting the information. I spent much of the semester without contacting him for help, but when I did, I got the best test grade I had in that class.

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    • Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading A Few Big Assignments

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