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    Apr 19, 2017
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    I recommend this class if you're interested in Philosophy or if a major requires it. This is not recommended for students who want an easy A in a general Ed class. Philosophy is pretty abstract because it requires analysis of many equivocal concepts that are obsolete and ignored in the modern day society and way of thinking. There are a decent amount of readings and several weekly assignments that assess your understanding and interpretations of the reading. Three papers and one final. There is a review sheet before the final that is very exhaustive of the actual final. The majority of your grade depends on how your TA grades your papers, since papers made up the majority of our grade. A doable and interesting class, but not necessarily an easy A.

    Course highlights:

    Some highlights of this course include being able to find the value of some of the most simple questions that are rarely debated. I learned about the ethics of abortion, piety, sexual perversion, numerical and qualitative identity, Descartes's Meditations, the definition of death, and more.

    Hours per week:

    6-8 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do the readings a few days before lecture. Always attend lecture and keep your mind open! Be prepared to debate with some of the readings, since essays do require your perspective on the topic.

    • Winter 2017
    • schaal o connor

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