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The Classroom Experience

student reads textbook during classLake Michigan College program instructor Dr. K. Sundaram, says it is his goal to have every student thinking sharper and thinking in broader terms, outside the norm. The philosophy courses will equip you with the appropriate tools to analyze arguments, which in turn, will allow you to accept or reject the determined outcome.

Expectations and Skills Taught
"Be prepared to hear things that are far fetched and different," says Dr. Sundaram. Because many theories are being heard for the first time, these courses require a lot of reading. "I only use readings taken from their original sources," states Dr. Sundaram. These readings will push you to think. "Your success will come from your ability to be open minded, and willingness to explore alternative answers."

Most of the philosophy assignments are done on an individual basis. Instructors will assign tests and papers that will challenge your thoughts, ideas, and analytical abilities.

PHIL 250 will discuss issues in business ethics, medical ethics, philosophy of law, and more special interests topics. In this class, group presentations are required. In groups of two or three (depending on class enrollment), you will analyze a current case and present your findings to the class. Many students find these presentations helpful when trying to relate philosophical ideas to everyday life.

Technology in the Classroom
A variety of technologies are used in conjunction with traditional lecture and hands-on activities. PowerPoint presentations, the Internet, and materials available on Canvas (the College's instructional Intranet) play an important role in class.

Getting the Most from the Program
By keeping in touch with your advisor, you can make sure you are on the right track and if necessary, your plan can be revised to adjust for any circumstances that may change your available time to complete the program.

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