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Introduction to Ethics

Introduction to Ethics

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. Full Description

3 semester credits

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This Introduction to Ethics course uses problem­-based learning that shows you how to apply your knowledge in real­-world situations. Our Many Ways™ learning model feature multiple teachers and various instructional styles for each concept so you can find a style that meshes with your individual learning preference. This rich, immersive experience helps you better understand and retain information, for an all­-around smarter way to learn.

In Sophia's Introduction to Ethics course, you will complete a series of assessments comprised of 12 Challenge assessments and 4 Milestone assessments tied to the following learning outcomes:

  • Identify and articulate the goals of ethics as a discipline
  • Analyze and evaluate philosophical arguments
  • Define, describe, and apply key terminology in moral theory
  • Articulate the essential features and commitments of major approaches to ethics
  • Identify and articulate the strengths and weaknesses of major approaches to ethics
  • Apply a variety of moral theories to evaluate real-life situations and actions
  • Recognize the sources and effect of bias in ethical decision making
  • Analyze ethical considerations for contemporary ethical issues

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64 Student Reviews
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by Susan H. on August 18, 2017
This was my first Sophia course. I did have a learning curve to hurdle. Ultimately, I enjoyed the options for learning and the self-study way of completing the course. There was a lot of content involved in this course and, maybe, because of that, it was not the best choice for my first Sophia class. But I did it!
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by Ursurla W. on August 18, 2017
Great course I liked the fact that you have options of which instructor to watch. Questions straightforward.
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by Esther I. on August 17, 2017
thanks for everything.4/5
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by Kendolyn F. on August 10, 2017
I loved this course. The final milestone questions were pretty unclear. I did very well throughout the course, but the final questions were very difficult.
Sophia replied on August 11, 2017

Hi Kendolyn— Congratulations on your successful course completion! We're glad to hear you enjoyed the course. The questions on the final Milestone are based on those you have answered correctly on past assessments. If you ever need clarification on a question, please feel free to reach out to our Learning Coach team. Congratulations again on completing the course!

— Chloe S. | Sophia Learning Coach
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by Jessica S. on July 29, 2017
Great first class! No issues and I was able to do it on my own time and enjoy the summer with my babies! Thank you to Glenn for explaining things in an understandable manner! You made learning fun!
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by Smitha N. on July 24, 2017
Nice course.New information
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by Shanna H. on July 21, 2017
Great Thank you!!
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by Camille W. on July 17, 2017
Great online leaning center.

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