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    Mar 15, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Professor Morgan has acknowledged the fact that he teaches an introductory course, and as such, many of the students are not there to pursue philosophy degrees; however, this does not prevent him from putting in the maximum effort for the sake of his students. I have always believed that if a teacher is passionate about his subject, the students will respond in turn. As such, Professor Morgan has piqued my interest in philosophy, and has made a non-required course extremely enjoyable.

    Course highlights:

    Professor Morgan has defined philosophy as the "love of wisdom," which is appropriate for this class. We have observed works by Plato to try and achieve an understanding of wisdom and virtue, and at the moment we are observing a book called Multiculturalism, which has observed the importance of dialogical lifestyles in establishing an individual's identity. In a world where cultures intermingle mundanely, this book is a good illustration of the benefits of such a world.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    The greatest recommendation for this class is to read the material ahead of time. This class consists almost entirely of in-class discussions. As such, by reading ahead students can make greater, more substantial contributions to these discussions. Additionally, since the exams and quizzes are based entirely on the reading, students can be successful if they read and contribute thoroughly.

    • Spring 2017
    • Matthew Morgan
    • Always Do the Reading Group Projects Participation Counts
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    Apr 12, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The subject itself is fascinating, and the professor includes very thought provoking discussions.

    Course highlights:

    I learned the different questions asked by philosophers and the different ideas they presented. It makes you think of questions you would have otherwise never considered.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    You need to constantly stay up to date on the text book readings. It is also helpful to take notes as you read so that you can participate in class discussions.

    • Fall 2015
    • kaplan
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions


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