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Ancient Greek Philosophers

Ancient Greek Philosophers

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. Full Description

  • Accepted for Credit Transfer by Ashford University
  • 3 semester credits at Ashford University
  • Ashford University Equivalency: Intercultural & Global Awareness Competency

Category: Humanities

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Accepted for transfer by Ashford University.

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Ancient Greek Philosophers

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 Sophia's Ancient Greek Philosophers course provides an overview of key figure 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 & 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
At the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Recognize the value of the study of philosophy and its application to everyday life
  • Identify the nature and significance of the major branches of philosophical inquiry
  • Understand the general philosophical positions and arguments of key ancient Greek philosophers
  • Understand the impact that ancient philosophical theories have had on history and society
  • Apply good philosophical logic, reasoning, and critical thinking skills
  • Compare and contrast various philosophical approaches to essential philosophical questions
  • Apply philosophical approaches to real world situations

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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 Julie W. on August 11, 2020
I learned a lot and enjoyed the literature.
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by Heath B. on August 11, 2020
Excellent info and easy to follow!
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by Wendy T. on August 11, 2020
This was a very challenging course where concepts were difficult to understand.
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by Jasmine R. on August 11, 2020
Be more specific with the information you give because the questions do not reflect all of the information you give.
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by Katelin L. on August 10, 2020
This was a very tough class to understand concepts and apply them to the questions asked.
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by Laraven P. on August 10, 2020
Thats it? That was easy! It really wasn't, but it is literally 1 section you can do it!
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by Shannon B. on August 10, 2020
Full of great information
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by Nikki H. on August 10, 2020
Hard, short, read-only, but interesting!

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