December 21, 2010

Neuhouser, Frederick Silver_nugget
[PHIL V3270] 19th Century Philosophy: Hegel to Nietzsche

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This was an overwhelming class. The course material is very difficult to understand and the readings were confusing [since it's Hegel]. The class period is spent with 75 minutes straight of detailed lecture and you really don't have time to look up and figure out what he is saying, you just have to scribble down as much as you can and then go back after and try and make sense of it. I was shocked at how many graduate students were in this course, and I think that's why it was at such a high level. Definitely not an easy course, and I'd stay away from it unless you are passionate about the subject and willing to put in a serious workload. Neuhouser is a great guy though, he learned everyone's name immediately and is friendly.

Workload:

take home midterm (gets dropped if you do better on the final, 8-10 page paper, in-class final;;a ton of reading