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    • Profile picture
    Mar 31, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Dr. Newman was very good in explaining everything and teaching the basic principles of philosophy. He had a very active teaching style and is very animated in the way he teaches.

    Course highlights:

    I learned about all the different thinkers of the past- Aristotle, Socrates, The Stoics, Immanuel Kant, Epicurus, and Plato. I experienced deep thought throughout this whole course and learned to question everything in life.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    This course takes a lot of outside work, in reading the chapters and writing journals at the end of each class.

    • Spring 2017
    • Dr Newman
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    May 16, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    Even with AP classes, high school was a breeze for me. This class was the first class that I ever took that both challenged me and stimulated me intellectually. I loved that it made me think about our world and the human psyche in ways that I'd never thought of them before. Plus, the prof was extremely knowledgeable and engaging, which only made the class more enjoyable.

    Course highlights:

    I learned different theories from a lot of different philosophers about a lot of different topics, such as religion and evil, aesthetics, metaphysics, etc. One doesn't necessarily "learn" in philosophy rather than just read about varying opinions on why some things are the way they are or might be.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    READ THE TEXT! ATTEND THE LECTURES! If you don't, you are sure to fail. It may even be beneficial to get some tutoring for this course as well, it's a tough one.

    • Spring 2016
    • JamesPetrik
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Feb 02, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The course is an amazing introduction to thinking more critically and expanding your ability to ask more questions about the world around you. The topics of Metaphysics, Ethics, and Epistemology encourage you to expand how you view the world and also challenge you to really think about concepts that may have at one point seemed cut and dry to the untrained eye. Another reason to recommend this course is for the instructor. Professor Petrik presents the content in a way that makes it easy to comprehend with out over simplifying it.

    Course highlights:

    Some of the highlights for me were the discussion of metaphysics. The conversations we had about duality, materialism, and idealism really got me thinking seriously about the nature of the "world" we live in. Another thing i took away from the course is being more clear and concise with how I express my ideas, philosophers can tear apart your argument if you don't clarify what you mean by 'true' or 'I'.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read the book and go to class. The way he lectures ensures that you get the notes necessary to at least get a B, and paired with reading it's a fairly easy A. If you struggle to understand the material, don't focus so much on applying the material as much as memorizing what philosopher believes what, or what belief belongs to which ideology. That in turn will help keep you from stressing your brain on little specific points of arguments and grasp the concept from a "big picture" point of view.

    • Winter 2016
    • JamesPetrik
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions

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