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In this part-time online Philosophy certificate course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the discipline of philosophy. You will learn about the history of philosophy, logic, epistemology, theories of values, and metaphysics. You will receive a Philosophy Certificate when you successfully complete the course.
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Are you interested in developing your critical thinking skills and engaging in deep reflection about the world around you? In this course, you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the discipline of philosophy, which translates to “love of wisdom”.
Through an exploration of texts, thinkers, and ideas from philosophers from all over the world and throughout the ages, this course will equip you with a strong foundation of philosophical thought and theories.
What Happens in the Philosophy Certificate Course
The Philosophy Certificate Course is an online learning program with recommended readings from the textbook (Introduction to Philosophy). This course is self-directed, which means you may study and complete assignments at times that are most convenient for you from the comfort of your own home.
This part-time Philosophy Certificate Course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks from the start of the program, however, you may choose to complete the course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks, depending on your schedule.
The Philosophy Certificate Course has been created to allow you to complete it without teaching assistance. However, if you have questions or need assistance, you can receive help from a Faculty Member throughout the 6 weeks of the course. Your Faculty Member is a valuable resource person who can provide you with personal teaching assistance to help you succeed in the course.
The Philosophy Certificate Course has been developed to meet high academic standards, ensuring that as a graduate you can display with pride the Philosophy Certificate you will earn from the International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College).
Introduction to Philosophy
- What is Philosophy?
- How Do Philosophers Arrive at Truth
- Socrates as a Paradigmatic Historical Philosopher
- An Overview of Contemporary Philosophy
Critical Thinking, Research, Reading and Writing
- The Brain is an Inference Machine
- Overcoming Cognitive Bias and Engaging in Critical Reflection
- Developing Good Habits of Mind
- Gathering Information, Evaluating Sources, and Understanding Evidence
- Reading Philosophy
- Writing Philosophy Papers
The Early History of Philosophy around the World
- Indigenous Philosophy
- Classical Indian Philosophy
- Classical Chinese Philosophy
The Emergence of Classical Philosophy
- Historiography and the History of Philosophy
- Classical Philosophy
- Jewish, Christian, and Islamic Philosophy
Logic and Reasoning
- Philosophical Methods for Discovering Truth
- Logical Statements
- Types of Inferences
- Informal Fallacies
- Self and Identity
- Cosmology and the Existence of God
- Free Will
- What Epistemology Studies
- Applied Epistemology
- The Fact-Value Distinction
- Basic Questions about Values
Normative Moral Theory
- Requirements of a Normative Model Theory
- Virtue Ethics
- Feminist Theories of Ethics
- The Challenge of Bioethics
- Environmental Ethics
- Business Ethics and Emerging Technology
- Historical Perspectives on Government
- Forms of Government
- Political Legitimacy and Duty
- Political Ideologies
What Is Included in the Philosophy Certificate Course
This all-inclusive Philosophy Certificate Course Online package includes:
- Registration for the Philosophy Certificate Course Online
- Access to a Faculty Member to provide you with personal teaching assistance
- Textbook: Introduction to Philosophy (e-book edition)
- Downloadable Philosophy Certificate personalized with your name and the seal of the International Association of Professions Career College which you may print
- (Optional) Opportunity to order official certificates printed on fine linen paper and embossed with the gold seal of the college
- (Optional) 2023-2024 membership in the IAPO International Organization of Business Professionals for only $2.99 per month
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You can have all this for an incredible price. It can cost hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars to take other programs. (We found courses based on old editions of our guides with registration fees of up to $999 and more.) We are able to offer you online courses at a significantly lower cost to you because of our expertise from over 20 years of producing the leading online guides for non-traditional careers.
Our online certificate courses have previously been offered for a registration fee of $297 U.S. and include a textbook and professional membership – a total value of almost $377.
HOLIDAY SEASON SPECIAL: This all-inclusive registration package for the Philosophy Certificate Course is priced as only $149.00 for the December 11, 2023 course.
Register today for the Philosophy Certificate Course. Enrollment is limited and registration is on a first come first served basis, so we recommend that you register early for the Philosophy Certificate Course online to avoid disappointment.
If the course is full, please email email@example.com to be notified when a new course date is scheduled.
If IAP Career College has the course that you are looking to take, take it. I hesitated between several career colleges prior and choosing IAP was the best decision I had made. In 4 months, I had already completed 2 certifications and those won’t be my last. It gives you clear insights on the program you wish to learn and the schedule is adaptable to your lifestyle.
Nicole Buenaventura, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
How Can Studying Philosophy Benefit My Career?
While few people study philosophy with the aim of becoming a Philosopher, a background in philosophy will help you to develop a broad skill set that will be useful to you in your day-to-day life and in your career. In fact, philosophy equips people with skills that are highly sought after by virtually all employers. Critical thinking and problem solving skills, the ability to understand an issue from multiple perspectives, and effective communication of complex ideas verbally and in writing are just some of the expertise that you will develop in studying philosophy.
How Do I Become a Philospher?
In order to work as a professional philosophy professor and researcher, it is necessary to pursue extensive higher education. However, many people who study philosophy are well equipped for a variety of careers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, common career paths for philosophy majors include education, law, software development, management, and medicine. Before investing thousands of dollars and years of your time on advanced degrees, an introductory course such as this can give you insight into core concepts, equip you with valuable skills and knowledge, and ultimately help you decide what is next for you and philosophy!
What is the Philosophy Certificate Course?
In IAP Career College’s part-time online Philosophy Certificate Course you will receive a comprehensive introduction to the discipline of philosophy. You will learn about the history of philosophy, logic, epistemology, theories of values, and metaphysics. You will receive a Philosophy Certificate when you successfully complete the course. This online course has a recommended completion date of 6 weeks, however it may be completed in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 weeks. The course has been created to allow you to complete it without any teaching assistance, however as a student you have access to Faculty Members to provide you with personal teaching assistance and career advice.
What is IAP Career College?
The International Association of Professions Career College (IAP Career College) is a leading online career college offering affordable online certificate courses and professional certifications for non-traditional and "dream" careers. When you take a part-time online certificate course with IAP Career College, you can schedule your learning around your life - you can work at your own pace, at the best times for you and from the comfort of your own home. IAP Career College and affiliated company FabJob Inc (the leading online publisher of guide books on how to get started in a dream career) have served over half a million career changers on six continents since 1999.