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Best Online Courses in Ethics 2019

If you are interested in furthering your education or earning a degree, but you do not want to attend college on campus, an online course may be the right choice. This option offers coursework and credits that can be applied towards a degree through an online learning environment.

What is an online course in ethics? This class focuses on the philosophical questions of goodness, morality, and right and wrong. This discipline includes a number of theoretical approaches that are often covered in the course. Some of these include utilitarianism, deontology and consequentialist. The course will likely include potential applications of these theories, such as bioethics, business ethics, political ethics and military ethics. By the end of the course, students should be capable of applying philosophical reasoning to moral issues.

This is a skill that is beneficial in many different situations. Critical thinking, and an applied knowledge of philosophy, can help you better understand many situations and challenges that you may encounter in the workplace and throughout life.

If you are interested in learning more about scholarships and other funding opportunities you may qualify for, the admissions office at your school can supply information. They can also provide a summary of expenses.

There is no single career path that an online course in ethics might lead to. The knowledge it imparts is relevant to nearly any field, and you can apply it in any number of positions. If you want to make a career out of philosophy, you may pursue further schooling and teach at the college level. Some positions, such as bioethicist or business practices consultant, directly apply the principles of ethics learned in this class. The career path you take will depend on your individual interests and motive in taking the course.

You can enroll in an online course in ethics by finding the right school offering the class. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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9 Results in Ethics

NIVA Education

Work disability occurs when a worker is unable to resume or remain at work because of a health problem. Poor employee health or work disability leads to productivity loss ... [+]

Work disability occurs when a worker is unable to resume or remain at work because of a health problem. Poor employee health or work disability leads to productivity loss and imposes large individual, social, and economical burdens. It is also a major concern to workers, their families, employers, policymakers, insurers, and occupational health service providers. This online course is a short introduction to the topic and will give a good basis to attend part 2 and 3. The objectives of this online course are to disseminate transdisciplinary WDP knowledge with a focus on theoretical, methodological, ethical and practical challenges. The target audience is Ph.D. students, post-doctoral fellows, and practitioners with a master’s degree who are linked to the WDP field. The online course material is based on a traditional NIVA course held in Helsinki in June 2016. The lecturers are responsible for the content of their own lectures. NIVA is responsible for the composition of the online course. If you are interested in the subject area at large, or if you are planning to attend the NIVA course WDP 2 in June 2017 we recommend buying the online course and watching the material.... [-]

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Online
University Of The Free State Business School Online

The aim of Ethics & Governance is to provide participants with an understanding of ethics and how it influences life choices. ... [+]

Ethics & Governance

The aim of Ethics & Governance is to provide participants with an understanding of ethics and how it influences life choices.

Schedule

The Ethics & Governance program starts during the first week of each month. Applications close on the 15th of the previous month.

Assessment

The assessment of the SLP’s consist of quizzes, discussions, a final assignment, and an online test.

Mode of delivery

Online

Duration

1 week. This excludes the additional time that is given to complete the final assessment.

Accreditation

After the successful completion of the Ethics & Governance program, the student will receive a certificate issued and endorsed by the UFS. Recognition to the Higher Certificate in Management Development is available through RPL.... [-]

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Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 week
Online
FutureLearn

Discover ways to make education more inclusive, especially in areas where resources are limited. ... [+]

Millions of children around the world are excluded from access to education because of a disability - robbing them of their potential and diminishing our society. On this course you will learn about inclusive education, understanding what barriers there are to learning and how to challenge them. Over six weeks you will learn from a range of people with experience of disability, discovering practical ways to create a more inclusive learning environment that you can apply in your own area. Join us and help create a world where learning is for all children.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to

Describe the principles and approaches to inclusive education Identify environmental and social barriers to inclusion Discuss the role of the family and the community in supporting inclusive education Explore how to create an inclusive school environment Apply ideas for inclusive education practices in the classroom Explore the impact of attitudes on one's ability to implement inclusive education Who is the course for? ... [-]
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November 2019
Part-time
Online
FutureLearn

Who runs your city? What makes your city liveable? Using stories from cities around the world, this course will introduce you to the importance of ethics in civic leaders ... [+]

Who runs your city? What makes your city liveable? Using stories from cities around the world, this course will introduce you to the importance of ethics in civic leadership, planning, and business, and citizen engagement. Explore the problems that cities face, and understand the concept of an ‘ethical’ city On the course you’ll look in depth at the challenges facing cities - considering your own city, or the one nearest you. We’ll ask you to share your stories so you can connect with other learners and compare your experiences in order to recognize and understand the problems cities face. You will explore the power of various entities in your city and examine how they help solve or exacerbate local problems. You will delve into the notion of the ethical city and how it adds value to professionals and citizens - especially in terms of how it may help to improve the quality of urban life. In doing this you will also get a sense of the broader context of issues like social justice, corporate responsibility and ethical practice at the city level. Get practical insights into sustaining an ethical city Through the course we’ll introduce a range of new ideas, tools and techniques (including practical examples, video stories, expert interviews and other resources) to inspire you to:... [-]

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Open Enrollment
Part-time
5 weeks
Online
FutureLearn

What is academic integrity? Why is it so important in academia? And how can you, as a student at the university, achieve with integrity and honesty? ... [+]

What is academic integrity? Why is it so important in academia? And how can you, as a student at the university, achieve with integrity and honesty?

These are some of the important questions we’ll explore over the four weeks of the course. As we do so, you will hear from the lead educator as well as the perspectives of students like you.

Specifically, each week contains videos, articles, activities, and quizzes that will help you develop the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful and ethical learner. There will also be opportunities for you to discuss your ideas with other students on the course and learn from their experiences and points of view.

By the end of the course, we hope you’ll come to understand the meaning of academic integrity and how to avoid academic dishonesty, misconduct, and plagiarism but more importantly we hope you will also embrace the values associated with academic integrity as your own.... [-]

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November 2019
Part-time
4 weeks
Online
FutureLearn

Today we recognize disability as a part of human diversity. But what does it mean to work with disability in a way that enables a good life for ourselves and others? ... [+]

Work with a disability to enable a good life for yourself and others Today we recognize disability as a part of human diversity. But what does it mean to work with disability in a way that enables a good life for ourselves and others? In this course, you’ll have the opportunity to engage with some of the big issues facing disabled people, governments, and societies. You’ll explore human rights approaches to disability and critically examine the concepts of inclusion, access, and support. You’ll also learn about disability politics and policy, advocacy and activism, and consider how to work with a disability at multiple levels to enable a good life for all.

What topics will you cover? The importance of valuing human diversity, inclusion, and belonging The implications of discrimination and barriers to access in the lives of people with disabilities Definitions of disability, human rights, access, care, support, and contribution The significance of international human rights frameworks, including the UNCRPD What care and support look like in practice The diverse ways that people with disabilities contribute to society Advocacy and activism as channels for working for change What will you achieve? Identify and explain what a good life might mean for a diversity of people, including people with disabilities Evaluate the importance of listening to the ideas and life experiences of people with disabilities Explain disability rights through an examination of international human rights frameworks, including the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) Explain how discrimination... [-]
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1
Open Enrollment
Part-time
6 weeks
Online
FutureLearn

If we consider data collection and its reporting to make up research, then we will all have been exposed to being participants in some form of social research. Data colle ... [+]

If we consider data collection and its reporting to make up research, then we will all have been exposed to being participants in some form of social research. Data collection from people in society is now part of everyday life. Ethical research demands that respect is afforded to the rights and dignity of human participants. Studies need to be designed to be worthwhile and any potential harm anticipated and minimized. Ethical research requires thinking carefully about what constitutes participation in research and the responsibilities of researchers not only to participants but also to all those affected by a study.

Use an ethical appraisal framework to develop and assess research proposals ... [-]
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November 2019
Part-time
6 weeks
Online
FutureLearn

We are all touched by addiction – personally, within our circle of family and friends, and within our community. Addiction and its related harms can be crippling for thos ... [+]

We are all touched by addiction – personally, within our circle of family and friends, and within our community. Addiction and its related harms can be crippling for those affected and the people around them.

But how does addiction develop? What can we do to treat it? And what can we do to prevent it?

Explore how addiction develops

In this free online course, we’ll explore how addiction develops, looking at the environmental, genetic and personal risks involved.

We’ll examine what happens when a drug enters your body and your brain, how your brain changes, and how this process can make recovering from addiction such a challenge.

You’ll learn how we can best treat addiction, and how national and international policies help limit the harms of addiction.... [-]

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Open Enrollment
Part-time
6 weeks
Online
FutureLearn

Complex patterns in ecology are not always causal and predictable. Populations have their own dynamics that can be independent of external environmental conditions. ... [+]

This course is part of the Environmental Challenges program, which will enable you to explore how people and nature interact and earn 10 credits from the University of Leeds.

Complex patterns in ecology are not always causal and predictable. Populations have their own dynamics that can be independent of external environmental conditions. In this course we look at the way that natural systems are organised; although living systems are complex, there are also some fairly constant patterns and relationships.

This course explores three approaches to the causality and dynamics of environmental systems, and how humans are involved and affected by these systems worldwide. It also includes an introduction to correlation and the limitations of statistical testing.... [-]

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November 2019
Part-time
2 weeks
Online