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In this course, you’ll study ethical theories and how they apply to today’s moral issues. Sophia courses are available anytime, anywhere, and most can be accessed from any device - lean on Sophia’s tech support to get the help you need.

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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.

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<p>At the end of the course, you'll be able to:</p> <ul><li>Recognize the various goals of and approaches to ethics as a branch of philosophy.</li><li>Analyze the essential features and commitments of divine command theory, conventionalism, and egoism as applications of ethics.</li><li>Analyze the essential features and commitments of utilitarianism and Kantian deontology as applications of ethics.</li><li>Evaluate actions through applications of virtue-based ethics, ethical decision-making, and contemporary case studies.</li></ul>
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