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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 SNHU
  • 3 semester credits at SNHU
  • SNHU Equivalency: PHL-ELE Philosophy Elective

Category: Humanities

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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 Nadja M. on November 24, 2020
Great course enjoyed the information alot.
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by LaKisha W. on November 23, 2020
Short course but you have to pay attention and read carefully. The questions can be confusing.
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by Katteea J. on November 23, 2020
This course contains a lot of information. I think it would be more effective to have more presentations, but ultimately an interesting course.
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by Joanna H. on November 23, 2020
Ancient Philosophers was a great course. It was interesting, doable, but not easy. I have learned a lot. Thanks Sophia.
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by Jonathan M. on November 23, 2020
Tough course but will open up your mind
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by Phyllis L. on November 23, 2020
The challenges were good, but the milestone seemed really hard.
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by Johnny F. on November 22, 2020
super hard but passible
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by Iman M. on November 22, 2020
This course is crucial for all students to take to obtain the fundamental knowledge needed to understand early philosophy. Many hours of reading is involved but the test was fairly easy and able to complete.

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