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Course SummarySocial Science 108: Ethics in the Social Sciences 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 social science topics simple, and an excellent resource for getting a head start on your degree.
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The course objective is for you to be able to understand and discuss ethics in the social sciences, such as moral reasoning, ethics theory and ethical decision-making models.
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 how your overall grade will be calculated.
|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 and discuss morality, moral law, stages of moral development and identify several historical aspects of moral theory.
- Analyze the nationally recognized codes of ethics in several social science disciplines.
- Discover different aspects and processes associated with ethical decision-making.
- Understand the nuanced aspects of working in different counseling relationships and the unique ethical issues that can arise in these relationships, including duty to warn, duel relationships, and counselor supervision.
- Implement ethical practices in different types of research design including the use of informed consents and Institutional Review Boards.
- Understand the need for maintaining client confidentiality, maintaining records, and the use of technology in treatment as well as the regulations that govern them.
- Define copyright infringement and plagiarism, and understand the importance of doing neither.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Social Science 108: Ethics in the Social Sciences 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 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 Social Science 108: Ethics in the Social Sciences by watching video lessons and taking short quizzes.
- Take the Social Science 108: Ethics in the Social Sciences final exam directly on the Study.com site.
- Request a transcript to be sent to the accredited school of your choice!
- Check out this page for more information on Study.com's credit-recommended courses.
|Moral Reasoning||Introduces students to the framework that applies ethics to the social sciences|
|Theories of Ethics||Explores different approaches to ethical theory found around the world|
|Professional Codes of Ethics||Covers some of the accepted codes of ethics employed in the social sciences|
|Ethical Decision-Making Models||Discusses some of the models available in the ethical decision-making process and their application|
|Fostering Ethical Counseling Relationships||Describes ethical and legal implications of counseling, and respecting different cultures while counseling|
|Common Ethical Issues in Helping Professions||Introduces common issues for helpers such as necessary education, building autonomy, and helping vulnerable populations|
|Ethics in Counselor-Supervisor Relationships||Covers the supervisor-counselor relationship and potential issues with the supervisory triangle|
|Ethics in Social Science Research Design||Presents some of the potential issues that can occur during social science research and some of the ways in which these issues can be avoided|
|Human Subject Research||Outlines the specific processes that must be followed to protect individuals participating in human subject research|
|Ethical Data Collection and Storage||Ensures students understand how to properly keep ethical data records and keep such information confidential and protected|
|Intellectual Property and Plagiarism||Defines intellectual property and discusses research misconduct issues such as plagiarism and copyright infringement|
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