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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

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  • 4.5 quarter credits at Strayer University
  • Strayer University Equivalency: Philosophy Elective (PHI 001)

Category: Elective

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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 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'll 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

Reviews

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585 Student Reviews
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by Virginia S. on March 28, 2020
Much harder to grasp the concept of some of these Greeks.
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by AMBER C. on March 28, 2020
Rally tough course, but interesting.
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by Valinda H. on March 27, 2020
Interesting course
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by LaBritney T. on March 27, 2020
It was really easy. The practice exam was a lot easier than the final and I felt like it didn't really prepare you for it, but with everything else the final was still easy.
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by Tawana G. on March 26, 2020
Quick easy course!! But the Milestone exam does count towards your final grade.
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by Brandy P. on March 26, 2020
This was an quick and moderately easy course. I did rely on the open book nature of the quizzes. If you are interested in the subject matter, you would have no difficulties.
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by Amber S. on March 26, 2020
This class was pretty interesting and easy to follow!
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by Olivia A. on March 25, 2020
Great read! Enjoyed every bit of it.

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