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Descriptions and credit recommendations for all evaluated learning experiences

Length:

Varies; self-paced.

Dates:

December 2013 – Present.

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: identify the major civilizations that influenced the visual arts prior from pre-history through the Gothic period; identify the major contributions (e.g., architecture, sculpture, mosaics, or paintings) and styles (e.g., stylized, geometric, or stylized) of art in each civilization from the ancient Near East to Europe during the gothic period; describe specific examples of major visual art pieces from civilizations from the ancient near east to Europe during the Gothic period (e.g., the Parthenon, the Hagia Sophia, or the dome of the rock); describe how politics and culture influenced the visual arts in civilizations from the ancient Near East to Europe during the Gothic period (e.g., how pharaohs were patrons of the arts in ancient Egypt or how the catholic church became an important force for maintaining art and learning during the middle ages); explain how the different civilizations influenced one another from the ancient Near East to Europe during the Gothic period (e.g., how Byzantine art influenced Islamic art); describe how different technological innovations and developments influenced the evolution of the visual arts in civilizations from the ancient Near East to Europe during the Gothic period (e.g., how concrete allowed romans to build more impressive structures or how advances in engineering allowed for elaborately designed churches in gothic Europe).

Instruction:

The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: understanding the study of western art, visual art during the prehistoric era, including: Paleolithic and Neolithic, art in Mesopotamia, art in ancient Egypt, art in Aegean culture and ancient Greece, ancient Roman architecture, sculpture and mosaics, Jewish and Christian art in late antiquity, art and religion in the Byzantine Empire, art in the Islamic world, art during the early middle ages in Europe, Romanesque art during the middle ages in Europe, and Gothic art during the Middle Ages in Europe.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Art History or Humanities (12/17). 

Length:

Varies; self-paced.

Dates:

May 2014 -  Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define philosophy, identify branches of philosophy, and differentiate philosophy from religion; identify major figures in philosophy and recognize their positions within various branches of philosophy; identify types of fallacies and relate them to fallacies in philosophy; list categories of religious views, recognize major religious ideologies, and identify arguments for and against the existence of God; compare and contrast free will and determinism; identify prominent theories in metaphysics; categorize approaches to ancient, modern, and contemporary epistemology; differentiate values, morals, and ethics and recognize major theories of ethics; identify philosophical theories related to science, politics, and social justice.

Instruction:

The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: introduction to philosophy and logic, types of fallacies, free will and determinism, self, mind and soul in philosophy, God in philosophy, religion and philosophy, reality in philosophy, philosophy in science, intro to epistemology, ancient epistemology, modern epistemology, contemporary epistemology, ethics, political philosophy, philosophy and social justice.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Philosophy (12/17).

Length:

Varies; self-paced. 

Dates:

September 2017 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: define morality, recognize basic principles of morality, and identify approaches to the study of morality; recognize theories of moral development and moral belief systems; identify the origins of legal, moral, and ethical approaches in America and Western traditions; differentiate consequentialist and non-consequentialist views of morality; list major moral questions related to life and death; apply various moral and ethical paradigms to issues surrounding sexuality and interpersonal relations; recognize the role and application of morals and ethics in business, politics, medicine, and the justice system in the United States; identify categories of human rights and moral and ethical issues associated with humanitarian intervention; list the ways in which humans impact the environment and summarize the moral responsibility of humans to rectify the damage.

Instruction:

The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: introduction to the study of morality, moral belief systems overview, ancient Greek views on ethics and morality, morality in Western religion, natural and moral law theories, consequentialist and non-consequentialist philosophies, ethical issues in life and death, economic inequality and morality, philosophical theories behind the justice system, moral and ethical issues in peacetime vs. war, human rights ethics and morals, ethical issues in relationships and sexuality, bioethics impact on medicine and morality, ethics and morality in business, the environment and ethics.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Philosophy (12/17).

Length:

Varies; self-paced. 

Dates:

March 2017 - Present. 

Objectives:

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: list elements that compose morality itself and recognize how these elements intersect to produce ethical and unethical worldviews; differentiate between ethical and moral concepts, including autonomy and paternalism, beneficence and non-maleficence, and obligations and prima facie; identify the origins of ethical theory and recognize the ways in which it has evolved from antiquity to the contemporary era; identify logical approaches to assessing social and personal ethical issues; recognize several major theories related to normative human interactions and behaviors; apply ethical theories and philosophies to medicine, the workplace, the environment, and social interactions.

Instruction:

The course is self-paced, and instruction is delivered through online video and text lessons. Students are assessed through quizzes and a proctored final exam. Topics include: basic theories of morality, basic concepts of morality, meta-ethics, issues in morality, social and personal ethical issues, ethical issues in health and medicine, professional and business ethics, ethics and the environment.

Credit recommendation:

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Philosophy (12/17).

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