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Demanding professor

Next semester, my life begins getting back to normal, I am talking another philosophy course. I had class with this professor before, she is really demanding. In her class, she forbid any students using laptop, even for taking notes, because she think anyone with a laptop would be distracted by surfing the web. The course work load was normal, but her lecture expect us to do the reading before coming into class without explaining much background details. I didn’t do very well in that class, but that’s OK, I won’t really care about my grade.

My first class is staring on Monday and the professor already sent out email to the class to assign next week’s reading. I don’t even have time to buy the textbook yet. Luckily the textbook is available online at Google books, so I have to read the two assigned articles on my laptop this week. The work load of this course is not too bad, just two essays on top of the exams. I did introductory political philosophy last year, I thought the intermediate course would be more or less the same. However, I already found I am learning new ideas on the first two essays. The previous course taught about the all the -ism in political philosophy, this course talk about political theories, which is one layer deeper than the -ism.

2 comments to Demanding professor

  • Are you taking it from UBC? Have fun in your political phil class.

    I took 4 phil courses in school (3 in logic and 1 in phil of math & science) and remember I had a pretty enjoyable time. The phil of math & sci one got me interested into Godel (and his theorems) too.

  • Kempton: I am taking it at SFU. I try to stay away from logic classes and all those symbols.

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