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Ancient Greek Philosophers

Ancient Greek Philosophers

Are values relative or absolute? What is truth? The ancient Greek philosophers were among the first to ask fundamental questions about human existence, and this course provides an overview of key figures such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle and examines their role in shaping history and society. The course will also apply philosophical lenses to analyze some of life’s "big questions" with new depth and perspective. Full Description

3 semester credits

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Category: Humanities

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Description

Ancient Greek Philosophers

Course Description
Are values relative or absolute? What is truth? The ancient Greek philosophers were among the first to ask fundamental questions about human existence, and Sophia's Ancient Greek Philosophers course provides an overview of key figure such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle, and examines their role in shaping history and society. The course will also apply philosophical lenses to analyze some of life's "big questions" with new depth and perspective.

Assessments & Grading
This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 4 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 1 Milestone assessment (this is like a test) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • 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
  • Understand the general philosophical positions and arguments of key ancient Greek philosophers
  • Understand the impact that ancient philosophical theories have had on history and society
  • Apply good philosophical logic, reasoning, and critical thinking skills
  • Compare and contrast various philosophical approaches to essential philosophical questions
  • Apply philosophical approaches to real world situations

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This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

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1298 Student Reviews
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by Kali B. on July 7, 2020
Pros: Started and finished in one day. Cons: Did not grasp many concepts, will not retain the information. This isn't 100% the blame of the course, but rather my own personal life interfering and keeping me from concentrating. I do think, however, that other courses have been laid out better and described more. But it could simply be that I don't have a knack for philosophical notions. All in all, I was pleased with the length and relative ease of the course.
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by Jennifer T. on July 7, 2020
The course was good. Somewhat hard to follow when it came to narrowing down the answers due to the difference in answers vs. reading material.
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by typhani w. on July 7, 2020
The courses were easy to understand and in great format but the milestone takes a lot of reading because the questions do not clearly align with the content.
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by Daryl S. on July 7, 2020
This was an extremely thought-provoking course. Exploring the beliefs and rationale of each philosopher was intensely interesting; despite its short length, I would recommend it to anyone with even a passing interest in Philosophy.
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by Elecia D. on July 7, 2020
This course is difficult but does not have an overwhelming amount of material to learn. Some concepts were hard to grasp. Very informative.
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by Zachary K. on July 7, 2020
I definitely learned a lot more than what I thought I was going to learn with this course. It was a lot of fun, and a good challenge.
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by David R. on July 7, 2020
Super short, easy class!
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by Jillian R. on July 7, 2020
The questions on both the Milestones and challenges were worded in a very challenging way. Some of the questions that were asked were not taught well enough for thorough understanding. Need more instructors for this course, for those of us that don't learn well reading and need videos.

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