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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
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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.

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 %
Essays 60.00 %
Week 3 Essay: Socrates 20.00 %
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. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.