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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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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'll 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

Reviews

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8 Student Reviews
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by Kaarthik S. on May 15, 2018
Excellent challenging course. I wish more courses be made available at this price point.
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by margaret g. on May 10, 2018
course was very hard, the way things were worded was tricky, but overall a great class.
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by Tanisha S. on May 9, 2018
The course was not what I expected. There was a lot of reading and maybe 2-3 videos. All the reading can make the course boring unless you really enjoy reading. Notes are needed for the milestone and a lot of attention to the ideas of the philosophers is a must as well. There were some errors within the text which should be looked over. This being a newer course offered I figured as much. Overall a very simple and informational course.
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by Becky D. on May 3, 2018
I thought overall it was an easy class. If you read the tutorials, it will give you the answers.
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by Tamara W. on May 3, 2018
Awesome course, very informative and interesting. I completed in 3 days.
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by Tyler S. on May 2, 2018
easy class went quick!
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by Garrett D. on May 1, 2018
Great corse! Love the new set up.
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by Stacey G. on April 27, 2018
This course was fantastic. Finished in about 3 hours. However, it was challenging. At least I passed.

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