Destiny Arturet ’12
Pottsville, Pa. | Pottsville High School
Majors: Philosophy, International Studies
Minor: Honors Program
Clubs/Activities: SU International, Student Government Association, Relay for Life
Post-Graduation Plans: My current goal is to attend graduate school to study women’s issues in developing countries. If I decide not to pursue graduate school, I would love to join the Peace Corps.
Favorite class: My favorite class in the Department of Philosophy at Susquehanna is Problems in Philosophy because it was the class that opened my eyes to issues that I never realized many human beings on our planet face, such as extreme poverty or women’s oppression. As my first philosophy class, it is very special to me. Problems in Philosophy covers all periods of philosophy, includes many important philosophers and makes philosophy so much fun to learn!
The most exciting thing about studying philosophy at Susquehanna: The most exciting thing about studying philosophy at Susquehanna is everything the major has to offer! Students in the philosophy department form close connections with professors and other philosophy students. We have philosophical discussions inside and outside of class but also discuss things completely unrelated to the subject. Studying philosophy allows me to understand much more about the world around me.
Marc Santiago ’13
Bronx, N.Y. | Community School For Social Justice
Majors: Philosophy, Biology
Clubs/Activities: Karate Club
Post-Graduation Plans: Graduate school to study molecular biology
Favorite class: My favorite class thus far at Susquehanna University has been Philosophy after the Holocaust. In so many ways, it has changed my perspectives about the world and how we as humans interact with each other. Many beliefs I held prior to the class have been replaced with new ideals that have shaped how I think and act.
The most exciting thing about studying philosophy at Susquehanna: The most exciting thing about studying philosophy at Susquehanna is the constant debating. Philosophers love to debate and argue, and I'll admit there is a certain thrill about going head on with some of the greatest thinkers. Additionally, I love being able to understand why and how other philosophers thought what they thought. I believe that being able to think from different perspectives is half of the battle when it comes time to solve a problem.