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PHIL 105 Intro Philosophy

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    Mar 27, 2017
    | Would highly recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    In this class you will learn about the history of philosophy and education. You will be pushed to reflect on a lot of different topics you have never thought about before and be able to share your ideas with others amongst you.

    Course highlights:

    The highlights from this course are the branches of philosophy which are metaphysics, epistemology, and ethics. I learned what all of these branches mean and how they relate to a lot of other philoshocal topics like love, friendship, logic, and understanding.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Be open and do not be afraid to share your opinions and question the opinions of others. This is how you can have a big takeaway from this course and expand your mind to more than one idea. Be reflective and do the readings.

    • Spring 2017
    • Sahar Joakim
    • Yes
    • Great Intro to the Subject Participation Counts Great Discussions
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    Jan 12, 2017
    | Probably wouldn’t recommend.

    Pretty easy, overall.

    Course Overview:

    Jeanne is a lovely gal, she really is. However, I could not for the life of me pay attention in this class. And I'm not one to blow stuff off and be a 'bad student,' so me saying that I spent about 2 total days this semester listening to what she was lecturing about is really saying something. If you can, I would take it with Ragland or Scholl. I've heard better things about them, especially Ragland. The readings we were supposed to do were interesting, but didn't tie in to class almost ever. It just wasn't worth the time.

    Course highlights:

    While it was a struggle to pay attention, I really did gain some valuable things from the times that I did. One of my favorite days was when we finished reading "Between the World and Me" and she had us do a Socratic circle type discussion. She gave us questions to discuss, but for the most part we took it our own way and she let us have really valuable discussion about the social justice topics we were bringing up. I gained a lot of insight that I will use - and have used - in my daily life.

    Hours per week:

    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    Do. Not. Stress. A few of the sophomores at the beginning of the year told me "if you're doing anything for that class, you're doing too much" and I thought they were joking until I got further in to it. Nothing that you do all year will be on the final except for the last two classes, and the project that you do really isn't that hard if you have a good visual component and put some effort into your presentation. It doesn't have to be elaborate (most of my group didn't even have their slides STARTED the day before we presented) but it needs to look nice, flow, and have a few good talking points. And like I said, some sort of visual that pushes your point. Other than that, just take a breather and enjoy the free time this class has gifted you. Seriously. There are reading quizzes, but you can retake them until you get a 100% (which often only took me once even without reading because most of them you could just figure out). And the weekly journals are easy. Just say how you feel about the question and answer her responses. She grades the few papers that you will write kind of weird, so that's something to watch out for. Just make your point, back it up with sources and quotes, and have good grammar. You should be okay. If you're going to put effort into something, put it into the papers for sure. They can really make or break you since they are your only real assignments that she grades.

    • Fall 2016
    • JeanneSmith
    • Yes
    • A Few Big Assignments Group Projects
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    Jan 05, 2017
    | No strong feelings either way.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    This course teaches individuals how to analyze, critique, and develop their own ideas.

    Course highlights:

    Writing skills improved due to the professors grading style.

    Hours per week:

    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    Always read the required material

    • Fall 2016
    • jeremy tauzer
    • Yes
    • Go to Office Hours Always Do the Reading Participation Counts


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