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Always Do the Reading
Great Intro to the Subject
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
I would recommend this course because I learned about a subject that I had no knowledge in at all. The structure of the course was great. You would have to read a certain text that the teacher gave you and then talk about it in class. The teacher was very knowledgeable and encouraged you to argue with classmates if you felt that way. Because of this I learned to b a critical thinker and formulate arguments.
The were three things that stuck out to me after taking this course. 1. The best part of class was the in class activities we would do. We would be given a scenario and come up with a solution/opinion based on the philosophy we were learning at that time. This taught me critical thinking and how to create an argument. 2. If I didn't understand something I knew I could ask the teacher. He could clarify anything I was unclear about. He really had a gift for making sure all of the students were on the same page as him. 3. I still think about this class today! I still think about Descartes, Plato, and many other philosophers and apply their philosophy to real life situations just to get another view on the subject.
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The readings are tough. I would recommend you take notes during your reading. The way I would take notes is for every sentence you read you write down what you think it means. It will take a while, but it will help you so much with understanding what you are reading. Also make sure you understand the philosophy of all of the readings 100%. Ask any questions you have in class. the teacher is GREAT at clarifying the philosophy.