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    Apr 20, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this class because, while it is difficult, it makes you think. It opens up your mind to a world of things you haven't even imagined, and it gives you a greater perspective on your purpose and life in general. One word of caution, however; in this class you will be discussing a lot of heavy ideas, for example, reality, religion, and other things. Do not let this class cloud your mind. Stick to what you believe about things, even if it doesn't seem to be logical. Keep your head clear.

    Course highlights:

    This class covered the philosophies of western civilization; in short, we studied the works of men such as Aristotle and others like him throughout history. It was really fun to read and learn about their perspective of the world, of ethics, and of reality. We studied many different viewpoints of everything we discussed, and I learned a lot. One thing that has really stuck with me is that, when reading a person's view on, say, religion, everything he said either made sense or went over my head. When we discussed it in class, however, the instructor was able to tell us the person's viewpoint simply, and the class and I were able to discuss the reading. We often found that, while we had agreed with what the person had stated in the beginning, when we understood it fully many of us did not agree at all. Do not make a decision until you fully understand everything you are considering.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Don't do the coursework just to get it done. If you really set your mind to it, this course can change your life! If you don't understand the readings the first time, re-read them or look up summaries that are easier to understand. Put effort into this class.

    • Spring 2016
    • Doctor Yount
    • Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Aug 04, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Most of the people I talked to winced when I said I was taking philosophy. Most of them felt that their professor pushed an agenda. I think taking it online removed the personal nature of it and helped everyone focus on the class. I did not feel that Woien pushed her agenda. I felt that she just wanted her students to try, know what they believe and argue semi-intelligently for it.

    Course highlights:

    I thought it was very interesting and asked questions everyone should think about.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    You can have religious beliefs but you need to really understand why you have them and do some critical thinking about it. This class is going to be nicer than the rest of the world so it is a good place to practice, to take a position and learn to explain it without getting overly emotional.

    • Summer 2015
    • woien
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Jun 22, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Its a tough class, the reading is hard, but it is so rewarding. Being flexible to really challenge the way you think can be an eye opening experience.

    Course highlights:

    The discussions and debates werw fun, I learned so much from my peers, as well as from my teacher.

    Hours per week:

    12+ hours

    Advice for students:

    Read the articles with a buddy, try to discuss and explain to them what you've read. This will make it easier to write up the summaries.

    • Summer 2016
    • Yount
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Many Small Assignments

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