I have always been a curious person. I tend to reflect a lot. I love to think critically and learn new things. I also have a passion for getting involved in the world and taking action in my community. I think that’s where philosophy and political science connect very well.
What’s unique about Luther’s Philosophy Department is the faculty. Although it’s not a large department, each one of the faculty members is inspiring and interesting. A classroom environment becomes exceptional when you have the privilege to learn from people who truly love what they do and are passionate about it. I think this is especially true of our philosophy professors.
I’m challenged every single day, but that’s what I love about it! By definition, philosophy, the love of wisdom, requires a lot of thought. Looking at the original works of philosophers to understand their ideas has been challenging but also very enriching. It opens a door to their life, their thinking, their context, and the way they understand the world.
I am not sure yet, but I am considering applying to law school. I have also considered staying in academia and becoming a professor in one of my majors.
I am from Mexico and I attended high school in India, but I am most comfortable in smaller learning environments. I like how close the Luther community is. It’s a small campus so there’s time to get to know people and see familiar faces everyday. I love that I’m able to work on campus too. I also like that although one could say that Decorah is quite isolated, there are all types of events happening on campus.
I enjoy walking downtown, attending the farmer’s market, and going to the movies. I think Decorah is a very friendly environment for international students like me.
I would recommend any introductory philosophy class. There are many: political philosophy, environmental philosophy, ethics, and so on. Learning how to ask good questions and reason through them is a valuable skill for any major.