Before coming into this class, I had a very limited knowledge on philosophy. I knew what the subject was about, and I knew it was about important individuals such as Plato. However, I did not know that Philosophy is such a complex and interesting subject. More importantly, I never thought that I would enjoy learning about this subject as much as I do now at the end of the semester. I had always thought that even though Philosophy was an important subject, that it was not interesting at all. I had thought this due to believing that the subject was mostly about learning about other individual’s viewpoints on certain matters. Throughout my life, I have always had a close-minded opinion until taking this course. Before taking this online course, I was not open to another individual’s viewpoints as much as I am now from taking this course. I had the viewpoint that what I believe is correct and that I do not need to look into other individual’s viewpoints. I am very happy that I was able to take this class because it allowed my viewpoints to “open up”. Due to taking this class, I was able to see other individual’s viewpoints though the weekly discussions that we would have, and this allowed for my viewpoint to open up as the semester went on. I believe that these online discussions and being able to respond to my peers was what really allowed for my viewpoints to begin expanding. Doing discussions throughout the semester allowed me to see that there are other viewpoints out there that everyone, mainly myself, should take into account before forming an opinion on a matter or subject. Before weekly discussions began, I had thought up until the first discussion that all I would have to do is put a response with my opinion and not have to concern myself with what other individuals’ in the classes opinions on the question were. However, this was defiantly not the case. Even though I hated responding to peers at first, it allowed me to see other individual’s viewpoints and slowly throughout the semester my mindset began to “open up” and see that other individual’s viewpoints should be taken into account before forming an opinion of my own. Learning about different philosophers, what their ideas were, etc. also really helped open my view on Philosophy. It allowed me to see ideas and thoughts that I had never thought about until taking this course and it allowed for me to see that there are other viewpoints in the world that are much better than my own. Being able to read about what other philosophers have contributed to the world really opened my eyes as well. It made me see that the world we live in today is much more complex that it seems from the naked eye. It allowed for me to see other ideas that important individuals believed in and allowed me to put more thought into them as well. Before this course, I never thought that I find something as Descartes Theory to be actually interesting for myself. Throughout this course, the most exciting area to me was when we were learning about Descartes. I personally loved learning about Descartes. Descartes was such an interesting individual to me that I decided to do my own personal research on him as well in order to gain more knowledge. Watching the film, The Philosophy of Science, was really enjoyable for me as well. Watching the film, Kant, was another film that was extremely interesting to me as well. For myself, week 9 was the most exciting week for me in the semester as I was able to learn about Descartes. Descartes is an individual who I never imagined being interesting enough for myself to personally research more about before taking this course. It was also extremely interesting for me to learn more about Plato. Plato was a philosopher who I had heard about but never had given much interest to until taking this course. Overall, I am extremely glad that I took this course. Even though I had first registered for this course to fulfill a GE requirement, it allowed for me to open my mindset, viewpoint and as well as find a subject that I never thought I would have extreme interest in as I do now at the end of the semester.