Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This class was unique, because it offered a variety of philosophical works and applied their teachings to the same overall lesson. Not only that, but the professor was able to explain the various works, and use more modern examples to understand the more difficult older texts. While the readings might be difficult at times, the professor was excellent at making the text both relate-able and interesting.
This class was intended to answer questions about the human person, (such as human nature, purpose, and ethics), using philosophy. The goal is to explore tough questions about human nature and the role of humans without referring to religion, which is often referenced when dealing with questions of morality. This course is challenging at times (see heavy reading), but the subject itself is fun, especially when the professor is able to explain the philosophical concepts in a way that is understandable to anyone, not matter the major. This class, I found, was ideal for any major who needed a philosophy credit, and actually wanted to enjoy the class.
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Advice for students:
I would advise any students not to be daunted by the amount of reading for this course. There was a lot of reading, but much of it was provided by the professor in pdf form. It is necessary to read and take notes, though, because this particular professor had short quizzes at the beginning of every class over the reading and the last class. They were often very easy, (often just listing major points or examples) and were not worth much (but they add). Overall this class was fun, not too difficult, and the professor very generous in his testing, and willingness to make sure all students left the class with a clear understanding of the lesson.