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Course SummaryPhilosophy 102 has been evaluated and recommended for 3 semester hours and may be transferred to over 2,000 colleges and universities. With this self-paced course, you get engaging lessons, expert instructors who make even the most challenging philosophy topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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At the end of this course, you'll be able to learn the moral and ethical theories of the ancient Greeks through contemporary philosophers and contemplate the many issues we face in present day America.
Your grade for this course will be calculated out of 300 points. The minimum score required to pass and become eligible for college credit for this course is 210 points, or an overall course grade of 70%. The table below shows the assignments you must complete and how they'll be incorporated into the overall grade.
|Proctored Final Exam||200|
Quizzes are meant to test your comprehension of each lesson as you progress through the course. Here's a breakdown of how you will be graded on quizzes and how they'll factor into your final score:
- You will have 3 attempts to take each quiz for a score.
- The highest score of your first 3 attempts will be recorded as your score for each quiz.
- When you've completed the course, the highest scores from your first 3 attempts at each quiz will be averaged together and weighed against the total possible points for quizzes. For instance, if your average quiz score is 85%, you'll receive 85 out of 100 possible points for quizzes.
- After your initial 3 attempts, you can take a quiz for practice as many times as you'd like.
- You will need to pass each quiz with a score of at least 80% to earn course progress for the lesson. However, it is not necessary to earn 80% within the first three quiz attempts.
Proctored Final Exam
The proctored final exam is a cumulative test designed to ensure that you've mastered the material in the course.
- You'll earn points equivalent to the percentage grade you receive on your proctored final. (So if you earn 90% on the final, that's 90 points toward your final grade.)
- If you're unsatisfied with your score on the exam, you'll be eligible to retake the exam after a 3-day waiting period.
- You can only retake the exam twice, so be sure to use your study guide and fully prepare yourself before you take the exam again.
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Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
- Define morality, recognize basic principles of morality, and identify approaches to the study of morality.
- Recognize theories of moral development and moral belief systems.
- Identify the origins of legal, moral, and ethical approaches in America and Western traditions.
- Differentiate consequentialist and non-consequentialist views of morality.
- List major moral questions related to life and death.
- Apply various moral and ethical paradigms to issues surrounding sexuality and interpersonal relations.
- Recognize the role and application of morals and ethics in business, politics, medicine, and the justice system in the United States.
- Identify categories of human rights and moral and ethical issues associated with humanitarian intervention.
- List the ways in which humans impact the environment and summarize the moral responsibility of humans to rectify the damage.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Philosophy 102 consists of short video lessons that are organized into topical chapters. Each video is approximately 5-10 minutes in length and comes with a quick quiz to help you measure your learning. The course is completely self-paced. Watch lessons on your schedule whenever and wherever you want.
At the end of each chapter, you can complete a chapter test to see if you're ready to move on or have some material to review. Once you've completed the entire course, take the practice test and use the study tools in the course to prepare for the proctored final exam. You may take the proctored final exam whenever you are ready.
How Credit Recommendations Work
This course has been evaluated and recommended by NCCRS for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category and by ACE for 3 semester hours in the lower division baccalaureate degree category. To apply for transfer credit, follow these steps:
- If you already have a school in mind, check with the registrar to see if the school will grant credit for courses recommended by either ACE or NCCRS.
- Complete Philosophy 102 by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Philosophy 102 final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
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|Introduction to the Study of Morality||Find out how morality is defined as well as its origins. Then learn several approaches to studying morality and theories of moral development.|
|Moral Belief Systems Overview||Examine moral realism, moral nihilism, moral subjectivism and moral relativism.|
|Ancient Greek Views on Ethics & Philosophy||Discuss the ancient Greek beliefs on ethics of Plato, Aristotle, Thucydides and Socrates.|
|Morality in Western Religion||Trace the history of how morality developed in the traditions of western religions, and deduce how those traditions and moralities influenced American ethics.|
|Natural & Moral Law Theories||Assess the arguments for natural and moral laws, and explain the relation of morals and ethics to scientific inquiry and philosophy applications.|
|Consequentialist & Nonconsequentialist Philosophies||Examine the definitions and differences between consequentialist and nonconsequentialist views of morality. Take a closer look at ethical egoism, utilitarianism, the ethics of care theory and virtue ethics.|
|Ethical Issues in Life & Death||Take a look at various positions on life and death issues, including those of suicide, the right to die, killing in defense of self and others, capital punishment and abortion.|
|Economic Inequality & Morality||Consider whether economic inequality is morally wrong and the morality of justice and taxation.|
|Philosophical Theories Behind the Justice System||Study the relationship between reward, punishment and justice. Explore various theories and views on these three notions including retribution, utilitarianism, restitution and the social contract.|
|Moral & Ethical Issues in Peacetime vs. War||Examine the views of pacifists, justifications for going to war, and the morality of using unconventional weapons in war. Understand the criteria for declaring war, the impact of war, and politics related to war.|
|Human Rights Ethics & Morals||Explore the relationship between human rights and moral duties as well as the categories of human rights and the ethical issues in humanitarian intervention.|
|Ethical Issues in Relationships & Sexuality||Discuss human sexuality, including the differences between public and private aspects of sexuality, the double standard, and moral issues of cheating, premarital sex and pornography.|
|Bioethics Impact on Medicine & Morality||Learn to define biomedical ethics and explore its application to health care professionals' relationships to their patients and issues relating to experimentation and genetics.|
|Ethics & Morality in Business||Consider various ethical issues in business such as ethics policies and safeguards, creating an ethical climate, diversity in the workplace and affirmative action.|
|The Environment & Ethics||Examine environmental laws, global warming, world energy consumption, endangered species and life-centered versus human-centered ethics.|
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