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Course description

Sophia's Introduction to Ethics course explores philosophical approaches to understanding morality and evaluating moral actions. In this course, you will learn about a variety of normative ethical theories, and apply these theories to real-world ethical issues. With an understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of major approaches to ethics, you will build the critical thinking skills necessary to justify ethical positions.

Assessments and grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 11 Challenges (formative assessments) and 5 Milestones (summative assessments) 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>Identify and articulate the goals of ethics as a discipline</li><li>Analyze and evaluate philosophical arguments</li><li>Define, describe, and apply key terminology in moral theory</li><li>Articulate the essential features and commitments of major approaches to ethics<br></li><li>Identify and articulate the strengths and weaknesses of major approaches to ethics</li><li>Apply a variety of moral theories to evaluate real-life situations and actions</li><li>Recognize the sources and effect of bias in ethical decision making</li><li>Analyze ethical considerations for contemporary ethical issues</li></ul>

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