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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, terrorism, and animal rights. The course aims at removing common confusion 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.
  • 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.

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

  • 17 x Short Discussion Assignments (40% total)
  • 4 x Tests (20% total)
  • 1 x Essay (15%)
  • 1 x Final Exam (invigilated, 25% total)

The final exam for this course will be invigilated at an approved time and location. The online exam request form is currently offline, please see this notice for more information.

Fees and payments

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course. Learn more about fees and tuition or find out about the methods of payment available.

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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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