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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

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  • 3 semester credits at United States Sports Academy
  • United States Sports Academy Equivalency: Humanities

Category: Humanities

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Description

Introduction to Ethics

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 & Grading

This is a pass/fail course. You must complete 11 Challenge assessments (these are like quizzes) and 4 Milestone assessments (these are like tests) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • 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

Sophia's Many Ways™
This course provides you access to Sophia's Many Ways™ learning model. This model provides you with various instructional styles for each learning objective. With this unique model, you can find a method that appeals to your individual learning preference.

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by Lamont J. on July 7, 2020
I did not think I would find the curriculum interesting but I did. And the instructor did an amazing job presenting the information.
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by Brenda P. on July 7, 2020
This was a very tough course the information was hard to follow and a lot of the questions were hard to conclude from the reading
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by Imad K. on July 7, 2020
I really admired how well structured this class was. It goes step by step to reach a conclusion with a wide range of examples to simplify the content . Ethics isn't an easy subject to grasp especially when it comes to assignments , but I found that the Tutorials are well organized and made it very easy to understand . I also gained a lot of skills to carry on with me and apply in my daily life. A very good course. I would definitely recommend it to anyone seeking to improve his critical thinking.
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by Kevaughn T. on July 7, 2020
Excellent course, some of the content was somewhat skewed in terms of trying to pick the answer from the reading and trying to translate the text that doesn't match what the questions are asking for distinctly. But overall round off applause to the Sophia team for putting together such great content very pleased so far.
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by francis h. on July 6, 2020
The support for this course and the coaches have been amazing! Thank you!
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by Ahmed H. on July 6, 2020
Learned a lot in this course. Easy to understand the course, questions, milestones and tutorials. Thanks to my instructor for this course. Very well organized course and tutorials and thanks to Sophia learning coach’s who responds my emails instantly. See you again.
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by Dakotah D. on July 6, 2020
Great class!
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by Kathryn C. on July 6, 2020
A lot tougher than I thought it would be. Went into a LOT of detail on different theories.

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    A: Sophia courses are graded on a pass/fail basis, with 70% overall required to pass the course. Your score is based upon points earned in the formative assessments ("Challenges"), summative assessments ("Milestones"), and if applicable, the authentic assessments ("Touchstones"). Currently, our Foundations of English Composition, English Composition I, and Public Speaking courses contain Touchstones.

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