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College of Extended Learning

Autonomy, Value and Well being:
An Introduction to Ethical Theory

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Philosophy PHIL 2201 Three (3) credit hours

This course investigates core problems and key authors in ethical theory, giving the students training in the identification and solving of ethical dilemmas. The main focus of the course is to treat the rival ethical theories as they are expressed both in contemporary ethical literature and in their historical context by Aristotle, Immanuel Kant, and John Stuart Mill. In the last part of the course, we turn to another alternative -- the work of Friedrich Nietzsche and his influential critique of much of the Western ethical tradition that preceded him.

Instructor: Jennifer Hart Weed (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: None

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • Study Questions (worth 20%)
  • Discussion Questions and Online Participation (worth 20%)
  • 1 x Essay (worth 20%)
  • 1 x Final Exam (worth 40%)

All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form

Fees and payments

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course For more information on fees and methods of payment, please click here.

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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.

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