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Go back in time to discover the ancient Greek philosophers and explore fundamental questions about human existence. Take the college-level courses you want and apply credits toward a degree.

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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 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.

Assessments and 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

<p>At the end of the course, you'll be able to:</p> <ul><li>Recognize the value of the study of philosophy and its application to everyday life</li><li>Identify the nature and significance of the major branches of philosophical inquiry</li><li>Understand the general philosophical positions and arguments of key ancient Greek philosophers<br></li><li>Understand the impact that ancient philosophical theories have had on history and society<br></li><li>Apply good philosophical logic, reasoning, and critical thinking skills<br></li><li>Compare and contrast various philosophical approaches to essential philosophical questions<br></li><li>Apply philosophical approaches to real-world situations</li></ul>

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