May 18, 2013

Paul, Elliot Silver_nugget
[PHIL BC1001] Introduction to Philosophy

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Definitely take Intro to Philosophy with Dr. Elliot Paul. He is extremely fair, and extremely understanding. He's not like most professors who think that their class is the ONLY class. Try emailing him your comments or questions about a reading, and I promise you he will reply with clarifications and make sure you understand the content and the debate at hand (ie. Skepticism, Free Will, etc.) Always willing to help and if you ask him a question after class, you will see how kind he is.

It's a lecture but like the reviewer below said, he knows EVERYONE's name. Very impressive. Dr. Paul is very knowledgeable in the subject and makes the philosophy topics interesting. Try one class, and you'll see what I mean.

Workload:

The workload is DEFINITELY manageable. If you want to take this class for an easy A, I discourage it, only because that means that you might not give as much effort to the course as a Bio course and you are at a disadvantage.
Seriously do the readings (they are pretty short and very, VERY, interesting) and the exams and papers will be a breeze. He even uploads review sheets of the topic, so there really is no excuse to not do well in this course. Do the readings and definitely go to class (pay attention), because what he covers in class WILL be in the exam (it's a good thing because you know what to expect.)