Course Summary
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Self-paced. Students have up to 60 days to complete.
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Lower-Division Baccalaureate 3 philosophy


The course objective is to provide an overview of key figures including Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle and examine their roles in shaping history and society. Students will apply philosophical theories and consider multiple perspectives as they seek answers to life's big questions.

Learning Outcomes:

  • recognize the value of the study of philosophy and its application to everyday life
  • identify the nature and significance of the major branches of philosophical inquiry
  • acknowledge the significance of ancient philosophical theories on history and society
  • compare and contrast various philosophical approaches to essential philosophical questions
  • understand the general philosophical positions and arguments of key ancient Greek philosophers
  • apply good philosophical logic, reasoning, and critical thinking
  • apply philosophical approaches to real world situations

General Course Topics:

  • Introduction to philosophy and pre-Socratics
  • Socrates and Dialectic
  • Plato and Aristotle
  • Philosophy as a way of life
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Quizzes
  • Written Papers

Minimum Passing Score:

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