Course Code: PHIL302 Course ID: 3536 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course examines themes in the thought of Plato, Aristotle, and the Stoic, Epicurean, and neo-Platonist philosophers of the ancient world. It enables the student to enter the “great conversation” of western civilization as well as debate the fundamental questions that surround science, religion, self-awareness, ethics, and politics. (Prerequisite: PHIL101)
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|01/25/21 - 07/02/21||07/05/21 - 08/29/21||Summer 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
|03/29/21 - 09/03/21||09/06/21 - 10/31/21||Summer 2021 Session D||8 Week session|
|05/21/21 - 10/29/21||11/01/21 - 12/26/21||Fall 2021 Session I||8 Week session|
CO 1 Define key trends in the development of Western thought
CO 2 Develop an understanding of the impact Socrates had on philosophy
CO 3 Differentiate between the philosophy of Plato and Aristotle
CO 4 Evaluate how the Hellenistic philosophers continued to expand on earlier concepts and go in different directions
CO 5 Cultivate an understanding of how Hellenistic philosophy helped shape early Christianity.
|Week 1 Introductions||4.44 %|
|Week 1 Pre-Socratic Philosophers||4.44 %|
|Week 2 Socrates - Scepticism & Epistemology||4.44 %|
|Week 3 Socrates - Behold the Man!||4.44 %|
|Week 4 Plato||4.44 %|
|Week 5 Aristotle - Metaphysics / Ethics||4.44 %|
|Week 6 Greek Stoics||4.44 %|
|Week 7 Sceptics & Epicurus||4.44 %|
|Week 8 Roman Times||4.44 %|
|Week 3 Essay||20.00 %|
|Week 3 Essay: Socrates||20.00 %|
|Papers Week 5 & 7||40.00 %|
|Week 5 Essay: Movie Time||20.00 %|
|Week 7 Essay: Hellenistic and Roman Era Paper||20.00 %|
This B.A. in Philosophy course delivered via distance learning will enable students to complete academic work in a flexible manner, completely online. Course materials and access to an online learning management system will be made available to each student. Online assignments are due by the last day of each week and include Discussion Board questions (accomplished in groups through a threaded discussion board) and individual assignments (submitted for review by the Faculty Member).
For a list of readings, see "Readings & Resources" in the Lessons tab for each week.
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.