Wednesday, December 05, 2007


I'm taking the required Ethics class this semester. I was pretty excited about it, really, because I feel strongly about the subject. But after a few sessions, I am totally disillusioned.

The arguments that I expected would come from the professor or my classmates did not materialize. Why?

Most of my classmates don't understand what they're talking about and hearing most of the time. We're in UP, christ.

The professor simply explains concepts, but that's it. This is this and that is that and class, do you get it? And he gets a bewildered collective nod. The hell. He doesn't challenge his students. Well, I don't feel challenged. I am not saying that he should impose his beliefs on students or that students should impose their beliefs on everybody else, but wouldn't exploring the concept at hand rather than just defining it broaden everyone's understanding? How can one do it? By asking questions. By having their beliefs challenged. Critical thinking should be encouraged.

Since the class is 1-2:30 PM, I just almost but not quite fall asleep. I'd rather read the readings, where I actually learn something.


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