Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course because it really challenges one to question what an ethical solution would be, given a provided dilemma. One will find that there is no clear answer as to what an ethical decision would be. Everyone gets the chance to explain their thinking behind their responses.
I enjoyed both the readings and the debates that took place toward the end of the semester. The readings introduced different aspects of ethics, such as altruism, and gave stories to further aid in the understanding of the concepts. The debates were a true test of understanding the material taught in class and being able to back up one's opinion with that acquired knowledge along with outside facts.
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Advice for students:
It's only difficult if you choose to not do the work. Participate, complete the readings, enjoy the art of conversation in class, and don't be afraid to question the professor. Professor Tate was very understanding and never judged anyone on their opinions. He does a thorough explanation of concepts so no one should be lost during his class. This class is interesting if you go in with an open mind.