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What are classes like philosophy used for?

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Grace’s Answer

Hi Hugo! Philosophy classes were some of my favorite in college. Philosophy courses will teach a wide variety of topics, from types of philosophy, to major philosophers, moral questions we're faced with every day, and how we think about the world.

Philosophy courses often tackle contemporary moral issues as well, so taking a philosophy course does not mean you're doomed to learning about Aristotle and Socrates, only. Make sure to read the course description to see if the topics are of interest to you, and read over the syllabus and text book summaries for a better glimpse into what you'll be learning.

In the "real world," philosophy courses will help improve your writing, debating, thinking, and problem-solving skills.
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Ken’s Answer

Philosophy is the study of the big questions of life. Why are we here? Does God exist? What makes something morally right or wrong? Not only are these things almost everyone with minimal awareness has asked themselves but the study of philosophy encourages you to think logically. In fact as a computer science major we were allowed to take "Formal Logic" - which is a philosophy course - as a technical elective. You will develop your reading, critical thinking, and writing skills by taking philosophy courses. Philosophy is a popular major for pre-professional studies like law.
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