502CI – Understanding Differing Worldviews: An Introduction to Philosophy

$310.00 $285.00 or $105.00 / month for 3 months

This 10-week course begins on December 31, 2019.

General Description: This class will offer an overview of various philosophical worldviews expressed in the philosophical writings from the ancient Greek philosophers and continuing into the post-modern era. The emphasis will be upon comparing and critiquing established philosophical worldviews with the worldview of the Scriptures.

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Textbooks: R. C. Sproul, The Consequence of Ideas (Crossway, 2000); collateral readings supplied by the Instructor.

Instructor: Tim Hegg, M.Div., Th.M.

Course Options: This class can be taken as a standalone class or can be fit into a certificate program.

Standalone: This class is perfect for those interested in an intro to Philosophy, and for high school students looking to expand their academic range.

Program Path: Those who are looking for a more structured workload will find this course is required for all certificate program programs. This class does not have to be taken in a specific order to qualify for certificate credit. This class counts for 3 quarter hours within the certificate program.

Course Requirements: This class requires the ability to proficiently read the English language, listen to audio lectures, and a basic knowledge of a computer.

Workload: The average workload each week is around four hours. This includes an hour-long lecture, reading from the textbook and additional reading, as well as interaction in the class forum. A term paper is also required at the end of the class to complete the course.