This class was tough.
I was a natural sciences major and took this ethics course as a pre req for medical school. As a science mind, I was definitely not used to this type of reading. It was a ton of reading and abstract thinking which is not heavily emphasized in a scientific curriculum. The topics were very interesting and I appreciated the unbiased approach taken by Dr. Smit even though some of the topics were quite controversial. Overall, this class was a great change of pace for me.
Of all the classes I took in college, I believe this one was the most difficult and the most beneficial for me. I did not learn any super important material that I use in every day life, but rather I learned how to think for myself. This course forces you to think outside the box. The most useful skill I learned was to not believe everything I read and to no get intimidated by fancy jargon. It is a valuable life skill to be able to sift through information to form educated viewpoints for yourself.
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Advice for students:
Get an editor. You write tons of papers in this course and it is easy to get lost in what you are writing or to think you are writing more clearly than you actually are. You don't need to pay for someone to edit your papers or anything just ask a friend who is good at writing to read over them and make sure they make sense.