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UCOR 2500 The Philosophical Life

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    Dec 16, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    This class was tough.

    Course Overview:

    The course was very well put together and engaging. It's one of the courses that requires a lot of you as a student but really broadens your horizons. Even a year later, I still reference concepts that we went over in that class because it is so applicable to nearly every field and every aspect of life. Truly enjoyed myself.

    Course highlights:

    We went over the well known philosophers like Plato, Socrates, Descantes, etc. I feel that Descantes and his meditations were probably the most difficult concepts we went over but also the most interesting once they were fully understood. I took the class that also focused on Film with Prof. Iyer and my favorite part of the course was watching films and then reflecting as a class about how the philosophical concepts we went over in the course were being expressed through this forum.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely read! I would even recommend re-reading the texts and looking up other's interpretations online. It always helped me to engage in the conversation more fully when I was very prepared for class. You get out what you put in to this course.

    • Fall 2015
    • Arun Iyer
    • Yes
    • Lots of Writing Great Discussions Final Paper
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    Nov 30, 2016
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course had the potential to be great, but ultimately fell short. I was excited by the idea of looking at a human life philosophically, but the assignments were often busy work and called for regergitation of different parts of Plato or Descartes instead of original analysis or thought.

    Course highlights:

    This course gave a general overview of main philosophers. I enjoyed being introduced to works by Plato and Descartes, even though we did not go as in depth as I had originally hoped.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    in order to be successful in this class you need to take notes. If you write down what Professor Trizio writes on the board you will be set for quizzes and exams throughout he quarter.

    • Winter 2015
    • Emiliano Trizio
    • Yes
    • Many Small Assignments Participation Counts Final Paper
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    Jun 22, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Great teacher! Super nice and very attentive and interactive.

    Course highlights:

    Lots of philosophers live and why they created their works. Also, a lot of focus on writing papers about philosophy​.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Lots of intense​ reading so be a student who wants to read or enjoys it or will have a hard time in this class.

    • Spring 2016
    • Ben Howe
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Lots of Writing Always Do the Reading

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