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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

  • Guaranteed Credit Transfer to Athens State University
  • 3 semester credits at Athens State University
  • Athens State University Equivalency: Lower Level Elective Credit Only

Category: Elective

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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 Laurie B. on August 2, 2020
This was tougher than Statistics!
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by Nichole P. on August 2, 2020
The Practice Milestone did not prepare me the real one. I passed the practice, decided to take it again just to be safe. It was the exact same test.. Pointless. Anyways, bombed the actual Milestone. Message the instructor to take it again, passed. Just make sure to do a-lot of studying and don't rely on the practice to actual help you for the final!
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by Jennifer S. on August 2, 2020
While this was only one milestone, the subject matter makes you really think and analyze. This was one of the more difficult courses for me to complete, but maybe it is just how my mind works...Definitely read the material and I suggest taking the practice milestone.
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by Timothy B. on August 1, 2020
Difficult to understand, but rightfully so.
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by April S. on August 1, 2020
It was a lot to read but very interesting and easy. It only took me a day to finish.
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by Tee R. on July 31, 2020
Awesome course! Thought provoking and interesting.
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by Sharon F. on July 31, 2020
I would suggest taking an ethics course before this one as ethics is a real foundation for this one. You must infer the answers nothing is direct. Challenging but can be done in one sitting of two or three hours.
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by Beverly C. on July 31, 2020
Very difficult as it required a lot of reading and I do better when I visually and when I have it read to me. I was able to get the computer to read it to me, but it was a little confusing. Good information however.

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