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    Jun 14, 2017
    | Would not recommend.

    This class was tough.

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    Once he forgot we had class, that's definitely something that colored my experience. It does not matter if you go to class or if you do not, you will struggle every single moment in this class. Logic and Philosophy is one of the hardest classes I have ever taken. Your textbook is your only saving grace, but when you learn from the book and then try to sit in class, the lessons do not line up with what he says and what the book says. It is extremely difficult. The tests are cumulative and there is no real answer--you can justify any answer, it is all grey. It is a class that you have to hang on by the skin of your teeth. He does not offer the opportunity to curve, which does encourage you to study yourself (as you should) but it requires a lot of dedication. What is awesome about the professor is that if the class thinks that they're not ready for the test, we can move it. But you do not want to move dates later, because then you will be forced to cram a lot of information in at the end of the year.

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    I learned a lot about different logic symbols and it helped me understand how to build good, strong thesis statements and questions. It also helped me with learning different schools of thought that I am able to take into theory classes and find if a statement is logical. But other than that, there is not much else that is good about the class. I spent all of it extremely confused and lost. I left with a C, and had one of the highest grades in the class. It is very self-guided, he does not answer email, nor does he do office hours. You must learn from your classmates and your textbook, highlight and sticky note everything. I ended the course with 86 sticky notes in the book.

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    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    READ THE TEXTBOOK. The textbook will save your life. I wrote a great many sticky notes and used many highlighters. It is very important that you use outside of class resources, such as your study time and even fellow classmates. Reading with your classmates allows you and your classmate to bounce ideas off of each other and gain a real understanding of how different thoughts and logic flows work and why something is the way it is. Read the textbook, make friends.

    • Spring 2016
    • Brenner,W
    • Yes
    • Always Do the Reading

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