Philosophy: Moral Problems was one of the LAS protocol classes that my cohort took together. This always proves to make the class even more interesting than it already could have been. Our professor, Gary Fuller, was one of the most interesting proffessors I have ever had at CMU. This class was full of controversial topics which my classmates had some great ideas and opinions, but also some questionable views that I respected.
My favorite part of the class was giving a presentation about a topic that was discussed in class. The topic I was given was torture. I was lucky enough to be in a group with my roommate the previous year and one of my best friend Chase, which made the presentation very easy and relaxed. Of course we killed it(not being cocky but in reality we did) and our professor loved our presentation.
I enjoyed how this class challenged any views that you may have had coming into it. Many topics, that are normally tough to talk about in person, were heavily debated. I will continue to challenge ideas now that I have taken this class.
HDF 110 Opression: Roots & Impact definitely proved to be an interesting class. I came into the class expecting it to be filled with a lot of common sense topics. The class for the most part followed my expectations, but it had some information that I found interesting. I enjoyed my professor and how they taught despite not always agreeing with what they had to say.
Unfortunately, there was a student or two that dominated the class often with their views. Other than those few students, I enjoyed debating and hearing other student’s opinions. The topic of privilege and Opression always bring a lot of different viewpoints and interesting statistical data. I enjoyed being able to analyze and talk about the data and its effects.
Overall I enjoyed the class. It had its ups and downs, but it was interesting enough to have a positive effect on me. I enjoyed many of the activities we participated in, and enjoyed reading the certain articles assigned. I will be able to be more conscientious about other people and the backgrounds they come from to help me become a better leader and overall person.