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Always Do the Reading
Great Intro to the Subject
Not too easy. Not too difficult.
Dr. Megan Devore is a master of interesting lectures. Her vocabulary is large enough that some people might feel lost in her words, but she speaks slowly with a variable tone that makes her topics easy to follow. Every class started with a look at some piece of Renaissance artwork or Christian symbolism, and the heavy subject matter always readied our minds for the engrossing and detailed discussion of the philosophical mindsets of Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, or Kierkegaard.
The best part of this class was learning what my own philosophical mindset was. Over the course of the semester, I found myself agreeing in part with this or that philosopher, but never was there a man or woman that hit my own thoughts precisely on the head. By the end of the class, however, I had much more of a grasp on the terms and concepts surrounding philosophy, which meant I could then finally relate my own musings to the class and Professor Devore.
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There is a lot of reading, and a lot of note-taking. With exceptions given to when questions were asked and answered, my pencil often never left my notebook from the beginning of class until the end. The material was that engrossing, but I ended up needing that information badly for the exams, which are fairly rigorous. Weekly homework was online and open-book, making the week-to-week workload deceptively light, so the one thing I would make sure other students know is to make the absolute most of the time you spend in class.