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  PHI 130, Beginning Ethics ONLINE
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Semester: Fall 2014
Course Subject: PHI
Course #: 130
Course Section: 001
CRN: 13302
Course Title: 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).

CRN 13302

Each week you will participate in an online chat session, 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.
Credit Hours: 3
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 gene.kleppinger@eku.edu.
Course Begins: Aug 18, 2014
Course Ends: Dec 13, 2014
Instructor: Gene Kleppinger
Instructor's Email: gene.kleppinger@eku.edu
Web Course Features (Students will be required to use):
 Email Discussion Boards Online Chat/Virtual Classroom
 Online Tests PowerPoint Files 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.), Tuesday evenings (7:30-9:00 p.m.) and "lunchtime" twice a week (typically 12:15-1:00 MW). 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, August 18, 7:30-9:00 p.m. or Tuesday, August 19, 12:15-1:00 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 Monday evenings or Tuesday evenings or Tuesday-and-Thursday lunchtimes, contact the instructor BEFORE you register for this class.
 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. 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 get the FULL VERSION of the book by Friday, 22 August.
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