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High School

Social Studies

Course Description:

A challenging elective course that examines the foundations of logic, ethics and epistemology in the classical tradition. Primary sources from the classical world, particularly Greece, constitute the main emphasis of reading and discussion along with significant works by modern authors. A high degree of competence and confidence in reading and writing is encouraged.

Semester 1

Introduction to Philosophy
Topic 1: Background
Topic 2: Tools

Topic 1: Normative
Topic 2: Non Normative

Topic 1: Politics
Topic 2: Modern

Semester 2

Note: if the following section is blank the course is 1 semester long

Topic 1: Classical
Topic 2: Modern

Topic 1: Pro
Topic 2: Con
Topic 3: Metaphysics

Meaning of Life
Topic 1: Conclusion

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