PHIL 101
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    Johnson, Bush, Dr.AmyBush, Quinlan, QrescentMason, ericflemming, Soble, adam knowles
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    Great Intro to the Subject

    Participation Counts

    Always Do the Reading

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    Dec 18, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    If you have any interest in philosophy (Western), PHIL 101 with Adam Knowles is a great place to start. The course gives you an introduction to the ideals of Western civilization and how these ideals have played a pervasive role in society throughout history. I would recommend this course (and professor) because the discussions shared in the classroom foster an environment in which students want to learn more.

    Course highlights:

    Throughout the course, you get to see the progression of Western thought: from Plato and Descartes to Beauvoir and Foucault. One of the best aspects of Adam Knowles' PHIL 101 class is that the philosophers are taught to students in a manner that bears the good, the bad, and (at times) the ugly. Nothing is romanticized, and that is for the students' benefit. The professor wants his students to learn, and they can only do that if they have been given a breadth and depth of information.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Read at least a full day before class. The in-class discussions are not meant to simply regurgitate the required reading; rather, they are for analyzing and understanding the philosophy behind the author's writing in its entirety. Take note of important terms and concepts, and do not shy away from asking or answering a question. These are the best ways to ensure you are understanding the material.

    • Fall 2016
    • adam knowles
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Participation Counts
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    Jul 19, 2016
    | Probably wouldn’t recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    He's a new professor and takes the introductory class wayyyy too seriously, I have a hard major and would sometimes skip his class to go to office hours for my other classes and he would heavily penalize me because he knew I didn't care about the class

    Course highlights:

    I learned a lot about ancient greece and socrates

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take the course seriously and talk to him before hand about your expectations of the course

    • Fall 2015
    • adam knowles
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Final Paper

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