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PHIL 1301 Intro To Philosophy

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    Apr 18, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it is very interesting . The professor Is very funny the class was never boring. There are a couple of papers to write and the final does include three essays so it's very important to pay attention in class and make sure to read the assigned readings.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights of this course where the interesting discussions it makes you think about life in a different way. I learned that simple words like "love" can have several different meanings for everyone, this class opens your mind to different possible definitions to things.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    To succeed you will need to take notes or even record the lecture if you are allowed because some professors do teach a bit fast. Read the assigned readings before going to class so that you are not lost and you are able to put some input in the discussions of every class. Also its very important to start on your essays as soon as possible so that you are able to proof read and check for things you can improve. Avoid procrastinating as much as possible, trust me.

    • Spring 2016
    • Dr. Westfall
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading Great Discussions Final Paper
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    Sep 07, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I think philosophy is a great course to take, whether it's for requirement or for an elective. The course has helped to comprehend basic theories and logic in the realm of thought. It's not particularly math-based so I found it interesting because it's so different from mathematics courses. It almost forces you to ask questions and expands your thoughts to new ideas and gave me a new perspective about the world.

    Course highlights:

    Learned a lot Greco-Roman philosophy like Socrates and Aristotle which was nice because it explored the most basic school of thoughts. I also read more modern philosophers like Camus, Nietzsche and Sartre, which I think all students and people in general should read.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    if you're taking philosophy, you'll definitely learn a lot. It's mostly reading and research so you have to put in effort to read and do things on your own. The professor will likely be there to aid you and outline the basics but you will only learn if you take time to read the books by philosophers.

    • Fall 2016
    • Elizabeth, Cantalames
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions
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    Jan 23, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Dr. Westfall is incredible at what he does, this is definitely the best intro course to take.

    Course highlights:

    It was an exercise in examining your thought process.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Take it, and just do the homework.

    • Fall 2009
    • Dr. Westfall
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading


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