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    Dec 20, 2016
    | Would highly recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    Brandhorst is the coolest professor ever! He brings life to what has the potential to be a fairly boring subject. Reading Plato is dry but Brandhorst makes it easy to understand and follow. I still use some of the ideas in my other classes. But you must to the reading in order to follow along with the material discussed in class.

    Course highlights:

    This class focused on how philosophy affected literature. The biggest component was on Plato and Plotinus. There is also a book by Tim O'Brien called The Things They Carried. This was by far the easiest material to read in the class. The course focused primarily on the philosophical ideals of Truth, Justice, and Beauty. Each of the reading materials covered one if not two of the ideas.

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    0-2 hours

    Advice for students:

    There were a few books for the class but I was able to purchase them all for less than $30. They were easy reads and Brandhorst goes over the material in class. In order to understand the lectures you must read the material before the class.

    • Spring 2016
    • Brandhorst
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    May 13, 2016
    | Would recommend.

    Not too easy. Not too difficult.

    Course Overview:

    The class is structured very well and the teacher does well in going in depth about the past philosophers. He is also to clearly explain the message the portray through their philosophical views.

    Course highlights:

    The highlight of this course was the group project we had at the end, because it let you engage with your classmates and everyone brought their ideology and it was a eye opener to the different views that everybody had and we worked together in order to present the information we researched to the class.

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    3-5 hours

    Advice for students:

    He usually gives study guides for the test and once you are familiar with the material on the guide the test is usually not bad.

    • Fall 2015
    • MarekSojka
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