Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
DLSI-0020
Organization Course Number:
DLSI-0020
Location:
Online
Length:
7 weeks (20 hours a week of inside and outside class time)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 introduction to philosophy
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to provide knowledge of the nature of philosophy, ethics, political philosophy, metaphysics, human nature, contemporary philosophy, and world philosophy so that students understand the major concepts, questions, and movements discussed by philosophers since the ancient Greeks and before, beginning in 1500 B.C.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Differentiate philosophical thinking from other intellectual endeavors
  • Identify philosophical movements and their leaders
  • Analyze philosophical theories
  • Compare classical and modern philosophical issues
  • Describe Western philosophy and contrast it with philosophical approaches in other parts of the world
  • Define philosophy and identify its main branches and methods
  • Identify philosophical movements and their leaders
  • Define philosophy and identify its main branches and methods
  • Differentiate philosophical thinking from other intellectual endeavors
  • Identify philosophical movements and their leaders
  • Analyze philosophical theories
  • Critique merits of philosophical arguments
  • Define philosophy and identify its main branches and methods
  • Critique merits of philosophical arguments
  • Differentiate philosophical thinking from other intellectual endeavors
  • Analyze philosophical theories
  • Critique merits of philosophical arguments
  • Compare classical and modern philosophical issues

General Course Topics:

  • The Nature of Philosophy Ethics Morality The Good Life Political Philosophy Authority and the State Epistemology Knowledge and Certainty Truth Metaphysics Being and Reality Human Nature The Meaning of Life
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Discussion
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

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