Course Syllabus


Course Description

Throughout history there have been an inordinate number of monumental events, both good and bad, such as catastrophes, government coups, assassinations, great advances in science, economic depressions, and inventions that have changed our lives.  In virtually all of these events, peoples of the world have asked themselves if these events occurred naturally, as part of the natural cycle of the world's development, or if they have been planned in secret by a small group of people intent on hiding the truth. 


In this course, we will examine some of the most influential conspiracy theories in history, dealing with some of the world's most historic events, such as the NASA Moon Landing, the assassination of John K. Kennedy, the horrific Tuskegee Experiments, top secret government programs, and even the conspiracy behind the Loch Ness Monster. 


By its very definition, conspiracy means to form an "agreement" among people.  In this case, it is an agreement, usually, to deceive.  There are two views of history:  an accidental view and a conspiratorial view.  In the first view, people do not conspire to affect history.  In this view, catastrophes and other monumental events happen as a result of natural forces.  In the conspiratorial view, a small group of people exert their power to directly affect an outcome that will increase their power or benefit themselves in other ways.

  • 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 what philosophy is.
  • Describe the philosophical lexicon.
  • Summarize metaphysics.
  • Summarize epistemology.
  • Describe philosophy of mind.
  • Describe philosophy of religion.
  • Summarize ethics in relation to philosophy.
  • Describe logic and how it is used in philosophy.
  • Summarize social and political philosophy.
  • Identify unsolved problems and paradoxes in philosophy.
  • Summarize the works of the great philosophers.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment 25 points
An Introduction 5 points
Lesson 1: What Is Philosophy? 9 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 2: Coming to Terms: A Philosophical Lexicon, Part I 9 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 3: A Manner of Speaking: A Philosophical Lexicon, Part II 9 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 4: Metaphysics 9 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 5: Epistemology 7 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 6: Philosophy of Mind 9 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 7: Philosophy of Religion 9 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 8: Ethics, Part I 6 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 9: Ethics, Part II 10 points
Lesson 10 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 10: Logic 10 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 11: Social & Political Philosophy 9 points
Lesson 12 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 12: Unsolved Problems & Paradoxes in Philosophy 9 points
Lesson 13 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 13: An Overview of the Great Philosophers 9 points
The Final Exam 51 points
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