“When I first came to DVC, I was intent on pursuing a Psychology major. But I took the Intro to Philosophy course during my first semester. I was instantly hooked. I loved that we were reading primary texts, that our discussions were in-depth and illuminating, and that everything we read was then grounded and applied to our real-world experience. It is potentially very easy (or tempting) to dismiss Philosophy as abstract and antiquated, but I quickly realized in my classes at DVC that Philosophy is not only timeless, but also necessary to function as a human being in today’s society.
The Philosophy classes at DVC gave me the ability to articulate the questions I always wanted to ask and helped me formulate questions I never knew I wanted answered. I have always believed other majors taught you what to think, but Philosophy taught you how to think. And I started to learn how to think in those Philosophy classes at DVC.”
“Studying philosophy at DVC was definitely a formational and engaging experience. The approach to the material allowed me to be extremely introspective, which I feel has enhanced my overall worldview. I was able to appreciate the wisdom offered by both ancient and modern philosophers, as well as apply their views to other fields within the humanities.”
“My time at DVC gave me a well-rounded foundation in philosophy. I also found the professors to be incredibly invested in the success of their students. They helped me get through the grueling graduate school application process. I will be forever grateful for the time and care they invested in my future.”