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PHIL 1010 - Introductory Philosophy: Social and Political Issues F,W (3-0) [0.50]

This course introduces philosophy through an examination of important issues in politics and society, such as punishment, animal rights, discrimination, war and violence, equality and property. These issues may be introduced through contemporary or historical philosophical writings.


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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 27, 2012

Is the textbook recommended by the student? Yes
Did the student enjoy the professor? Yes

Professor : Freedman

Comment :
Its actually pretty difficult to understand all of the content and concepts at first (first half of the semester) but then it moves into more well-known issues (feminism, gay rights, etc). The prof really knows what she's talking about and always gets the conversation and debate going. All-in-all I enjoyed the course.
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : October 27, 2011

Is the textbook recommended by the student? Yes
Did the student enjoy the professor? No

Professor : Not specified

Comment :
Honestly the worst class offered at the university. There is so much reading to do for every class and there are 2 major writing assignments which you normally do poorly on because you don't have a clue what any of the reading means. The prof (Lampert) doesn't post anything on courselink so you have to go to the lectures and you have to pay attention or you will miss whatever it is he is rambling on about. Horrible lecture, I advise that you avoid it unless mandatory!
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : July 12, 2011

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I really enjoyed this course. Hacker-Wright was a great prof and he made lectures really interesting and there was a lot of class discussion. The readings that he assigned weren't too dry but some got to be long. The midterm was basically memorization of terms and facts (super easy) and the final was similar. In seminar we had to do concept mapping which wasn't bad as long as you took the TA's advice. My TA let us submit the concept mapping assignements for feedback before he marked them. I learned lots and did well!
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Posted By : Anonymous
Posted On : March 25, 2011

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Worst course I have ever taken. It was very disorganized and the TA I had was the hardest marker on the essays. The prof was a much more fair marker as the final (essay) increased my mark by far.
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