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PHIL302 - Ancient Western Philosophy

Course Details

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)





Prerequisites

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

1. Define key trends in the development of western thought.

2. Demonstrate critical thinking concerning the early western philosophers.

3. Select and evaluate relevant primary sources, criticism, & research

4. Quotes, paraphrases, and cites information correctly and consistently, with very few citation errors and misinterpretations/misuses of source material.

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
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).

From World Wide Web:

--From http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/

Plato, Euthyphro,

Plato, Apology,

Plato, Crito,

Plato, Republic, Books I-VII

Diogenes Laertius, Lives, BOOK VII

[see paragraphs dealing with teachings of Stoics]

Diogenes Laertius, Lives, Book X [see paragraphs on ‘Sovran Maxims’]

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.