enrolling in 3000 level philosophy classes

<p>I'm currently looking for a class that will knock out my 2nd writing requirement and a humanities requirement. Few options seem to be available(that are still open), but there is a 3000 level Phil class called Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz. I haven't taken philosophy before, so do you think it'd be too difficult for me?</p>

<p>Take my opinion with a grain of salt because I have not had anything with Secada, but I have heard that he rambles alot during lecture (maybe why it is still open). If you are really interested in Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz than it might be worth it for you, but if you are relatively unfamiliar with them, I would probably find something else.</p>

<p>I'm a first year as well and I just sent in my justification for enrollment for a different 3000 level philosophy class (metaphysics). I hope I get in because it sounds awesome..oh and it also fulfills the writing req. There are a few others open, like 2510, they just require instructor consent and a justification.</p>

<p>Don't get yourself trapped into a certain class just yet. There will be a LOT of enrollment movement during the first week or so of the term!</p>

<p>I had Secada for the intro to philosophy class my first semester and it is true that his lectures aren't really that focused. However if you're interested in Philosophy you'll still enjoy them, as did I. Also, since that class was much bigger (around 150) and this one is around 15, things might be better this time. Other than that he's a pretty intelligent guy and you can tell that he's genuinely enjoys Philosophy. As for the difficulty, I'd imagine that there would be a lot of readings and the papers would be expected to have a certain level of sophistication as generally 3000-level classes advise that you've taken an intro class. I might sit in this class for a couple of days but most likely won't take it as my schedule is full of Math and Physics.</p>