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PHIL 100 Intro to Philosophy

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    Nov 20, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Great in dept way of introducing philosophy.

    Course highlights:

    The professor made it easy for one to understand the material.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely get ahead of the game. Time is of the essence.

    • Fall 2017
    • Malinda Mansour
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Lots of Writing
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    Aug 19, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This class was a requirement, though I would recommend to anyone--even if it isn't your major or required for you, it will definitely be worth having a class with this professor. The work load wasn't too much, exams included short answer though a notecard could be used, and his lectures were always interesting.

    Course highlights:

    We learned about many different philosophers, and many of their ideas and ways of thinking stuck with me. I think the majority of the reason why I learned so much in this class wasn't because I loved philosophy, but rather because of how each lecture captured my interest simply because you could tell how much the professor loved teaching about this subject.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Definitely don't miss class unless you absolutely need to because you'll be missing out on a lot of important information. Reading is important, and I would recommend taking notes on assigned readings because quizzes are online so you can use your notes. Most of the questions on the exams rely on what was taught in class rather than specifically assigned readings, although he does elaborate on important parts of readings in class.

    • Fall 2015
    • Joseph Kirkland
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Great Discussions
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    Jun 13, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    I would recommend this course because it helps you to think about things that you otherwise would not think about.

    Course highlights:

    We are so busy and consumed in our own lives that we do not take the time to sit back and think to ourselves about the fundamental nature of our existence and the world as we know it. When you take this class, you begin to think about questions like what is morality? What is a person? What does it mean to be a human being? How much freedom do we truly have? Why do we have government? What is the nature of gender roles? Am I deceived by the idea that I am typing this paragraph? Am I hallucinating? Am I just dreaming about it? How do we truly know anything? What if everything we think we know is just an illusion? We may believe that many of the questions that get brought up in philosophy have already been answered but once you have immersed yourself in the course you begin to realize that even after thousands of years of contemplation and immense studying we still haven't figured out all the answers. The beauty about this course is that it is the only course that you can ask a question and find yourself answering it with "I don't know" simply because there is nothing in this world that can tell us otherwise. It something that us humans have to figure out on our own. This is a course that will open your mind to ideas beyond the stretch of your imagination.

    Hours per week:

    9-11 hours

    Advice for students:

    Make sure you do the assigned reading before you go to each lecture. Re-read each chapter multiple times and write down anything that seems important in your notes. Study your reading notes along with the class handouts and you should do just fine.

    • Summer 2016
    • Dr. Kathleen Wider
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Always Do the Reading Great Discussions


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