This class was tough.
I would only recommend taking this course if you have excelled in mathematics. The homework, quizzes, and exams are all highly dependent on set theory. As a result, students who have not acquired math at a higher level may feel lost throughout a majority of the course. While McKay is a great professor, the course requires an immense amount of time, superb work ethic, and genuine interest in the material.
I learned how to more effectively use set theory. Moreover, my analytical skills improved vastly.
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Advice for students:
If you are good at math and have time to take a free elective, consider taking this course. Additionally, students who enjoy challenges, solving puzzles, and logical thinking will benefit highly from PHI 251.