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Beginning Ethics ONLINE
Course Section Information:
This is a fully online course. Students are required to compose essays, take online quizzes over the textbook readings, participate in online chats, and post assignments to the class journal, wikis and discussion forums.
Each week you will participate in TWO online chat sessions, discussing textbook material and issues related to the essay assignments. Your course "Journal" will contain answers to questions about the textbook readings. You will also be posting discussion board messages about "ethics in real life," and you will be collaborating (or co-laboring) with the class to produce a Wiki (linked Web pages) about ethics. For each main topic you will compose answers to some essay questions. Details about all of these components will be released during the first days of the class.
Web Course Features (Students will be required to use):
Online Chat/Virtual Classroom
Other Wiki, Journal
Required Online Chat; Times, Dates and frequency of Online Chat Sessions: You will participate in REQUIRED twice-weekly online chats with the instructor, typically arranged for Monday and Thursday evenings (7:30-9:00 p.m.), or Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes (noon-1:30 p.m.). We will use the Blackboard (typed) chat room. You must reserve time in your personal schedule for these regular chat sessions, but it is possible to switch to another session as needed. A limited number of chat absences can be "made up" through commentary on the transcripts of chat sessions.
Very Important Information: The first online chat sessions for this class will be on Monday, May 20, at 7:30-9:00 p.m., and on Tuesday, May 21, at noon-1:30 p.m. You MUST attend one of these sessions--through Blackboard--to satisfy the university's "first day class attendance" policy. If your schedule does not permit you to attend one of these sessions, or if you cannot reserve time EVERY WEEK for either Monday-and-Thursday evenings or Tuesday-and-Thursday lunchtimes, contact the instructor BEFORE you register for this class.
Printed Textbooks: James E. White, Contemporary Moral Problems, TENTH edition. Please note that only the TENTH edition is acceptable for this online course. The EKU campus bookstore sells this text for $130 (new) and $98 (used). Check the price at Amazon.com and also at eBay. Make SURE you are purchasing the TENTH EDITION of this book.
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