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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 ethics or moral philosophy, some challenges to morality, the most influential moral theories, and some contemporary moral issues concerning life and death — abortion, euthanasia, and terrorism. The course aims at removing common confusions about those issues and gaining a deeper understanding of and reaching reasonable conclusions about them.

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

Why take this course?

  • The course enables the 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.
  • The course materials include chapter outlines, student resources (such as self-test quizzes and flashcards for key terms), guides to writing argumentative essays, and a final exam study guide.
  • The approach taken to the evaluation of the students’ work is designed to facilitate one-on-one student-instructor dialogue and to enrich the students’ learning experience.
  • To further enrich students’ learning experience, a forum for the exchange of ideas among the students is included.

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

  • 16 x Short Discussion Assignments (30% total)
  • 3 x Tests (25% total)
  • 1 x Essay (20%)
  • 1 x Final Exam (invigilated, 25%)

The final exam for this course 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. Learn more about fees and methods of payment.

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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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