Pretty easy, overall.
This class is very straight forward. A lot of important past philosophers are discussed and it really sets you ahead to know these names and important points of the readings if you take other philosophy courses.
We read authors like Nietzsche, Descartes and Plato. Descartes meditations were very interesting and have been referenced in the Buddhism course I am currently taking. Nietzsche has also been mentioned in my Buddhism course along with an ethics course I took spring 2015. Overall, the student does the reading and the professor explains them in class the next day. If you attend class and go over your notes, you will be fine.
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Advice for students:
Show up to class. Unless you already understand the readings 100%, he tends to ask essay questions on the test about what was talked about in class. Obviously do the readings, but showing up to class is more important.