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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, and participate in regular group discussions (discussion forums and weekly online chats).
Each week you will meet with the instructor in an online chat, discussing textbook material and issues related to the essay assignments. (See details about chat sessions below.) 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.
Special Section Registration Requirements:
If you need to take Beginning Ethics online, when the schedule says this class is "closed," please request an override by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 weekly online chats with the instructor, typically arranged for Monday evenings (7:30-9:00 p.m.), or Tuesday evenings (7:30-9:00 p.m.), or "lunchtime" twice a week (typically 12:15-1:00 TR). 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 Tuesday, January 20, 12:15-1:00 p.m. and 7:30-9:00 p.m. If you plan to be in the Monday evening group you must plan to read the Recording from Tuesday evening and post a "review" of it. Attending one of the sessions on Tuesday or reviewing the evening's Recording will satisfy the university's "first day class attendance" policy. You must reserve time EVERY WEEK for Monday evenings or Tuesday evenings or Tuesday-and-Thursday lunchtimes. (The lunchtime plan could be switched to Monday-and-Wednesday if needed.)
Printed Textbooks: MacKinnon and Fiala, Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues, EIGHTH edition. ISBN: 9781285196756. Please note that only the EIGHTH edition is acceptable for this online course. Do NOT get the "Concise Edition" for this course. The electronic version of the book is 100% identical to the printed version, but costs significantly less to purchase or rent. The EKU campus bookstore has this book. Check the prices at Amazon.com and also at Cengage (link will be supplied soon). Make SURE you are purchasing the EIGHTH EDITION of this book.
SPECIAL NOTE: The first chapter (only) is available through the Blackboard site for this class. You must have the FULL VERSION of the book by Friday, 23 January.
Instructor's Web Page (with syllabus and detailed course information):