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College of Extended Learning

Ethics of Life and Death

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Philosophy PHIL 1201 Three (3) credit hours

This course helps students become familiar with the nature of moral philosophy, some challenges to morality, some of the most influential moral theories, and some contemporary moral issues concerning life and death — abortion, euthanasia, political violence, animal rights, and world hunger. The course aims at removing common confusions about those issues and reaching reasonable conclusions about them.

Instructor: Dr. Ahmad Rahmanian (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: None

Why take this course?

  • The course enables students to engage in debate about some controversial moral issues in a reasonable, impartial, and calm manner and to make sensible decisions in relevant circumstances.
  • Students work towards developing a holistic outlook on matters of life and death.
  • Learn through one-on-one student-instructor dialogue and an interactive forum for discussion and exchange of ideas.

Course details

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

Assignments and examinations

  • 7 x Assignments (78% total - Each assignment consists of 2 or 3 parts)
  • 1 x Participation (14% total - Contribute to course discussions by addressing the discussion items)
  • 1 x Case Study (5% - Choose 1 case study and respond to the relevant questions)
  • 1 x Mind Map (3% - Create a diagram for the material from a module)

Fees and payments

There is a $150 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course in addition to applicable tuition & fees. Learn more about tuition and fees and methods of payment.