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Introduction to Ethics

Introduction to Ethics

Sophia's Introduction to Ethics course explores philosophical approaches to understanding morality and evaluating moral actions. In this course, you will learn about a variety of normative ethical theories, and apply these theories to real world ethical issues. With an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of major approaches to ethics, you will build the critical thinking skills necessary to justify ethical positions. Full Description

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  • 4.5 quarter credits at Capella University
  • Capella University Equivalency: PHI 2000 Ethics

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Description

Introduction to Ethics

This course uses problem-based learning to help you apply knowledge to real-life situations. By using relatable scenarios, you'll learn how to think critically about ethical and philosophical inquiry, explore your own belief system, and better understand the role of ethics in everyday life. This course uses our Many Ways™ learning model that features multiple teaching styles to support your unique learning preferences.

Overview

Explore philosophical approaches to real-world ethical issues, learn about major approaches to ethics, and analyze various modes of ethical points of view. Key topics include:

  • Introduction to Philosophy and Ethics
  • Divine Command Theory, Conventionalism, and Egoism
  • Utilitarianism and Kantian Deontology
  • Virtue-based Ethics and Evaluating Personal Beliefs

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You'll complete 11 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests), with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you'll know how to explain the goal of ethics, evaluate philosophical arguments, and understand key terminology. You'll be able to apply moral theories to real-world issues and interpret the role of bias in ethical decision-making.

For more course details and Learning Outcomes, download the syllabus.

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342 Student Reviews
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by Marc P. on February 18, 2020
For me, this course was a monumental challenge. Although the information was organized and presented in a manner which was workable, I found many of the questions on the assessments and the Milestones to be slightly confusing. Oftentimes, for me, I also found many of the questions to be worded in a different manner/tone than was presented in the lessons themselves. I took a ton of notes, reviewed them over and again, and in the end I passed the course, while also feeling much more informed in this area of study than before taking it. Much of the subject matter was thought-provoking and intriguing.
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by Sydonie D. on February 13, 2020
This was not my favorite course, due to the questions being subjective it seemed. But I did learn a lot. It wasn't what I was expecting in the beginning, but it was interesting if you like the psychological type thing.
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by Denise M. on February 4, 2020
This course was challenging, a lot of reading and rereading to understand the concept not just a particular definition. I'm old school and found it much more effective to print out the tutorials for study. Love the flexibility of these courses.
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by Ian C. on February 3, 2020
This course was tough. Felt like the questions were more geared to tricking me than testing for content. Overall not a bad course. Lot's of terms to learn.
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by Brandon R. on January 29, 2020
Honestly, a really difficult class for me to complete. The tests are not something that you're just going to pass without dedicating some study time.
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by Sharonda M. on January 28, 2020
This was a course that very difficult to understand no matter the tutorials the teacher or the studying put in to pass this course. I took these questions and answers to our local college and what I found out that you all are teaching the course correctly but not in the way to grasp the understanding of ethics in this day . I really hope you all take the time to gain more today knowledge on how this course is to be taught. Overall the learning experience is great and affordable as well as knowledge is gained. I enjoyed the learning and wish you all the best of luck in researching a way to teach it to todays' way of ethical frameworks.
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by Taylor Z. on January 25, 2020
This was a good course! The only thing I did not like was the fact that there wasn't a chance to redo answers for practices. This made it more difficult to really understand some of the concepts. But overall is was a pretty good course.
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by Monet F. on January 23, 2020
A lot harder than I thought but all of the material was very useful!

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    Any work you complete in the Free Trial is saved, so if you decide to register, you do not need to repeat it. Of course, we also let you reset it and start over if you wish.

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    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

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    A: We provide our faculty graders with up to 7 business days to grade a Touchstone. The actual time may vary based on volume and grader capacity.

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