Course Description

Exploring the Moral Compass: A Journey Through Ethics

Embarking on the vast expanse of moral philosophy, this immersive course offers a captivating exploration into the world of ethics. More than just a theoretical study, ethics delves into the very fabric of human behavior, urging us to question and reflect upon the principles that guide our actions. Imagine possessing the ability to discern the nuances between what's 'right' and what's merely 'acceptable'.

In the initial nine modules, we unravel the tapestry of moral codes, laying a robust foundation that illuminates the pillars of righteousness, integrity, and virtue. The inaugural lesson unveils the lexicon of ethics, beckoning you into its intriguing world. As we journey from the ancient footprints of philosophical thought to the contemporary dilemmas, lessons two and three chronicle the evolution of ethical thought. The subsequent sessions meticulously dissect foundational ethical theories, offering profound insights into virtue, the social contract, and deontological principles.

A nuanced understanding of ethics remains incomplete without applying it to real-life conundrums. Lessons ten through fifteen present an exhilarating challenge, plunging students into the depths of ethical dilemmas across a plethora of disciplines—be it the corporate corridors, the solemnity of medicine, the intricate world of law, or the bastions of education. Through these modules, you'll learn to scrutinize everyday scenarios, honing your ability to make ethically informed decisions.

Each module is meticulously designed to encourage introspection, peppered with thought-provoking questions that culminate in a quiz. The accompanying answer key is a treasure trove, offering rationale-rich insights, inviting students to revisit and re-examine the text. By the journey's end, you'll not only possess a panoramic view of ethics from its embryonic stages to its modern-day manifestations but also the acumen to apply these principles with finesse and sensitivity.

Course Modules:

  1. Diving into Ethics: An Introduction
  2. Tracing Ethical Footprints: Ancient to Renaissance
  3. From Enlightenment to Modern Ethics
  4. Branching Out: The Four Pillars of Ethics
  5. The Odyssey of Moral Evolution
  6. Straddling Cultures: Universality and Relativity in Ethics
  7. The Quintessence of Virtue and Natural Law
  8. Duty Calls: Delving into Deontology and the Social Covenant
  9. Deciphering Social Contract Theories
  10. Navigating Ethical Labyrinths: Personal Realm
  11. Corporate Conundrums: Ethics at Work
  12. Balancing Scales: Ethics in Medicine and Judiciary
  13. Boardrooms and Beyond: Ethical Imperatives in Business
  14. Governance and Ethics: Steering the Ship Right
  15. Constructing Moral Edifices: Ethics in Education and Architecture

Join us on this transformative journey, and emerge with a refined moral compass, steering through the multifaceted terrains of today's globalized society.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define ethics.
  • Describe history of ethics.
  • Describe divisions of ethical study.
  • Define moral development.
  • Describe universalism and relativism.
  • Describe virtue ethics and natural law.
  • Describe deontology - social contract.
  • Describe utilitarianism - care ethics.
  • Describe the application of ethics in your private life.
  • Describe application of ethics in the workplace.
  • Describe application of ethics in medicine and law.
  • Describe application of ethics in business, manufacturing, and engineering.
  • Describe application of ethics in politics and journalism (print and non-print media).
  • Describe application of ethics in education and social work.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Your Ethical Motivations 1 points
Lesson 1 Exam 9 points
Lesson 2 Exam 8 points
Lesson 3 Exam 7 points
Lesson 4 Exam 10 points
Lesson 5 Exam 9 points
Lesson 6 Exam 9 points
Lesson 7 Exam 7 points
Lesson 8 Exam 9 points
Lesson 9 Exam 8 points
Lesson 10 Exam 10 points
Lesson 11 Exam 10 points
Lesson 12 Exam 9 points
Lesson 13 Exam 9 points
Lesson 14 Exam 9 points
Lesson 15 Exam 9 points
The Final Exam 70 points
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