Teachables Courses

BP100 The Four Pillars of Philosophy and Their Application to Business

PREREQUISITES: None

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course will examine the central elements of philosophy and how they are pertinent to business applications. The course will first look at philosophy in general, then focus on the four pillars, and will conclude with business applications. In the process, basic lessons in both philosophy and business will be presented.

CREDIT HOURS: 3

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Familiarity with the basic tenets of both philosophy and business, and how they related positively to one another.
  • The ability to connect philosophy and business in the context of learning as well as the context of practice application to a business, whether new or established.

GENERAL OUTLINE OF TOPICS:

  • History of Philosophy
  • Nature of Philosophy
  • Major Subjects within Philosophy
  • Primary Nature of the Four Pillars
  • The History of Business
  • The Importance of Critical and Philosophical to Business
  • History of Economic Philosophy
  • Applying the Pillars to Business

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • The instructor will provide the students with lessons concerning philosophy in general and the four pillars in particular.
  • The instructor will provide the students with lessons concerning business in general and how the four pillars apply in particular.
  • The instructor will engage in scheduled discussions with the students on the appropriate subject matter.
  • The instructor will distribute written and discussion assignments and grade appropriately.
  • The instructor will distribute exams based on the material taught and grade appropriately.

ASSIGNMENTS AND SCORING

               Aegis uses a holistic system of assessment rather than an analytical one. This means that much of a student’s score and final grade is subject to the interpretation of the instructor. The rubrics are to include:

  • One quiz for each section of the course. This is so the student can demonstrate at least a familiarity with the subject material. This will result in a concrete score. Each quiz should consist of ten questions.
  • Participation and contribution to discussions. Two types are required: on-going and relative to the material at the time, and scheduled group discussions conducted live with the instructor. As classes are conducted online, with small enrollment, Aegis will do everything possible to keep students and instructors in suitable time zones.
  • A final written assignment applying the course subject to the final project of developing a business plan. Courses that occur early in the cycle will necessarily be more vague or ambiguous as the students will only be at the beginning of this thought process. The purpose of this assignment is to help guide the student to a viable and personalized business plan by the end of the program.
  • Though interpretive, scoring these assignments will give a concrete result. A passing score must be at least 70% of the total possible score for the course.
  • Arbitration: Should a student contest the final assessment: 1) Students must first bring the issue to the instructor in question who will then adjust as is seen fit, including no change. 2) If the student is still not satisfied, then the issue must be brought to the Office of Education – score changes, if any, will be made by the Chief Officer of Education and will become the final score for the course.

POLICY ON MISSED COURSEWORK

               Coursework must be completed according the syllabus’ schedule. Failure to do so may result in a complete loss of points for the missed requirements or reduced points for late work.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

               Students must attend in-person scheduled online discussion as appropriate to the course, as well as keep up with the general discussion throughout the course. The instructor will be required to check in on these discussion on a regular and frequent basis to provide clarification and ensure the information is properly understood.

STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy is committed to maintaining civility, integrity, and ethical behavior from its students as well as faculty, staff, and administrators. Failure to meet these standards may result in censure or dismissal, or possibly both.

               This includes:

  • Academic misconduct.
  • Racism and other similar biases.
  • Disruptive behavior.

STATEMENT ON DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS                The Aegis Business School of Philosophy does not discriminate on learning disabilities. Appropriate accommodations such as closed captioning will be provided as needed. The Office of Instruction will account for this when scheduling students for courses. If, however, the office overlooks a student’s needs, the instructor must contact the office of the issue

BP110 Creating Relational Space

PREREQUISITES: BP100

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

               This course will introduce the student to the concept of ba and other similar relational concepts, as well as the key relationships within business. The philosophical concepts will be used to explicate and enhance understanding of the business concepts.

CREDIT HOURS: 3

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Familiarity with the concepts of ba, the Confucian philosophy of relationships, the Buddhist concept of sunyata, and the Native American concept of “all my relations.”
  • How these concepts apply to business relations.
  • Laying a foundation for applying these concepts to an existing or new business venture.

GENERAL OUTLINE OF TOPICS:

  • The concept of ba, including contributions by Nishida, Shimizu, and Nonaka & the SECI Model
  • The ordering of Confucian relationships and how they apply outside of a Confucian society.
  • The Buddhist concept of sunyata, its fundamental meaning, and its application outside of a Buddhist society.
  • The Native American concept of “all my relations” and how it applies outside of Native American societies.
  • The fundamental relations of business, including partners, investors, creditors, customers, employees, and contractors.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • The instructor will provide the students with lessons concerning the philosophical concepts of ba, Confucian relationships, sunyata, and “all my relations.”
  • The instructor will provide the students with lessons concerning business relationships and how the philosophical concepts can enhance understanding and application.
  • The instructor will engage in scheduled discussions with the students on the appropriate subject matter.
  • The instructor will distribute written and discussion assignments and grade appropriately.
  • The instructor will distribute exams based on the material taught and grade appropriately.

ASSIGNMENTS AND SCORING

               Aegis uses a holistic system of assessment rather than an analytical one. This means that much of a student’s score and final grade is subject to the interpretation of the instructor. The rubrics are to include:

  • One quiz for each section of the course. This is so the student can demonstrate at least a familiarity with the subject material. This will result in a concrete score. Each quiz should consist of ten questions.
  • Participation and contribution to discussions. Two types are required: on-going and relative to the material at the time, and scheduled group discussions conducted live with the instructor. As classes are conducted online, with small enrollment, Aegis will do everything possible to keep students and instructors in suitable time zones.
  • A final written assignment applying the course subject to the final project of developing a business plan. Courses that occur early in the cycle will necessarily be more vague or ambiguous as the students will only be at the beginning of this thought process. The purpose of this assignment is to help guide the student to a viable and personalized business plan by the end of the program.
  • Though interpretive, scoring these assignments will give a concrete result. A passing score must be at least 70% of the total possible score for the course.
  • Arbitration: Should a student contest the final assessment: 1) Students must first bring the issue to the instructor in question who will then adjust as is seen fit, including no change. 2) If the student is still not satisfied, then the issue must be brought to the Office of Education – score changes, if any, will be made by the Chief Officer of Education and will become the final score for the course.

POLICY ON MISSED COURSEWORK

               Coursework must be completed according the syllabus’ schedule. Failure to do so may result in a complete loss of points for the missed requirements or reduced points for late work.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

               Students must attend in-person scheduled online discussion as appropriate to the course, as well as keep up with the general discussion throughout the course. The instructor will be required to check in on these discussion on a regular and frequent basis to provide clarification and ensure the information is properly understood.

STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy is committed to maintaining civility, integrity, and ethical behavior from its students as well as faculty, staff, and administrators. Failure to meet these standards may result in censure or dismissal, or possibly both.

               This includes:

  • Academic misconduct.
  • Racism and other similar biases.
  • Disruptive behavior.

STATEMENT ON DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS

  •         The Aegis Business School of Philosophy does not discriminate on learning disabilities. Appropriate accommodations such as closed captioning will be provided as needed. The Office of Instruction will account for this when scheduling students for courses. If, however, the office overlooks a student’s needs, the instructor must contact the office of the issue.
BP120 The Ethical Businessperson

PREREQUISITES:BP110

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

               This course will examine business ethics from a personal perspective, following along with the notion of relational space in business. Ethical business practices are maintained by personal integrity and applying key ethical concepts.

CREDIT HOURS: 3

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • To understand the purpose of business as an expression of individual purpose.
  • To apply key ethical notions to business practices.
  • To understand the relation between short and long-term goals.
  • To be familiar with unethical business practices through examples in order to know what not to do in one’s business.

GENERAL OUTLINE OF TOPICS:

  • The purpose of business.
  • A preview of holistic business practices.
  • Arguments for business ethics.
  • Applying the golden rule and other ethical perspectives.
  • Examples of unethical business practices to include Enron, Bernie Madoff and others.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • The instructor will present  positive and ethical approaches to operating a business.
  • The instructor will facilitate scheduled discussions.
  • The distinction between profit and greed will be facilitated through examining cases of unethical business practices.

ASSIGNMENTS AND SCORING

               Aegis uses a holistic system of assessment rather than an analytical one. This means that much of a student’s score and final grade is subject to the interpretation of the instructor. The rubrics are to include:

  • One quiz for each section of the course. This is so the student can demonstrate at least a familiarity with the subject material. This will result in a concrete score. Each quiz should consist of ten questions.
  • Participation and contribution to discussions. Two types are required: on-going and relative to the material at the time, and scheduled group discussions conducted live with the instructor. As classes are conducted online, with small enrollment, Aegis will do everything possible to keep students and instructors in suitable time zones.
  • A final written assignment applying the course subject to the final project of developing a business plan. Courses that occur early in the cycle will necessarily be more vague or ambiguous as the students will only be at the beginning of this thought process. The purpose of this assignment is to help guide the student to a viable and personalized business plan by the end of the program.
  • Though interpretive, scoring these assignments will give a concrete result. A passing score must be at least 70% of the total possible score for the course.
  • Arbitration: Should a student contest the final assessment: 1) Students must first bring the issue to the instructor in question who will then adjust as is seen fit, including no change. 2) If the student is still not satisfied, then the issue must be brought to the Office of Education – score changes, if any, will be made by the Chief Officer of Education and will become the final score for the course.

POLICY ON MISSED COURSEWORK

               Coursework must be completed according the syllabus’ schedule. Failure to do so may result in a complete loss of points for the missed requirements or reduced points for late work.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

               Students must attend in-person scheduled online discussion as appropriate to the course, as well as keep up with the general discussion throughout the course. The instructor will be required to check in on these discussion on a regular and frequent basis to provide clarification and ensure the information is properly understood.

STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy is committed to maintaining civility, integrity, and ethical behavior from its students as well as faculty, staff, and administrators. Failure to meet these standards may result in censure or dismissal, or possibly both.

               This includes:

  • Academic misconduct.
  • Racism and other similar biases.
  • Disruptive behavior.

STATEMENT ON DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS                The Aegis Business School of Philosophy does not discriminate on learning disabilities. Appropriate accommodations such as closed captioning will be provided as needed. The Office of Instruction will account for this when scheduling students for courses

BP130 Ba in the Business World

PREREQUISITES:BP110, HL110

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

               Ba is one of the fundamental concepts underlying education at the Aegis Business School of Philosophy. This course will teach students expressly how to apply the concept of ba to their business goals. In the process, the concept will ally itself with the concepts of holism.

CREDIT HOURS: 3

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Practical application of the concept of ba to business practices.
  • Understanding the process of ba as knowledge creation for business.
  • Knowing that ba is a process, not an end-goal.
  • Applying the SECI model to a business plan.

GENERAL OUTLINE OF TOPICS:

  • Review of the concept of ba, with special reference to Nishida, Shimizu, and Nonaka and the SECI model.
  • Review of holistic leadership.
  • Ba as knowledge creation with reference to western philosophies such as that of Francis Bacon and the American Transcendentalists.
  • Building a foundation for knowledge creation as part of the business model.
  • Ba as a unifying factor between theoretical and practical knowledge.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • The instructor will reinforce the concepts of ba and holism.
  • Knowledge creation as a process that is fundamental to business.
  • Knowing the importance of both theoretical and practical knowledge.

ASSIGNMENTS AND SCORING

               Aegis uses a holistic system of assessment rather than an analytical one. This means that much of a student’s score and final grade is subject to the interpretation of the instructor. The rubrics are to include:

  • One quiz for each section of the course. This is so the student can demonstrate at least a familiarity with the subject material. This will result in a concrete score. Each quiz should consist of ten questions.
  • Participation and contribution to discussions. Two types are required: on-going and relative to the material at the time, and scheduled group discussions conducted live with the instructor. As classes are conducted online, with small enrollment, Aegis will do everything possible to keep students and instructors in suitable time zones.
  • A final written assignment applying the course subject to the final project of developing a business plan. Courses that occur early in the cycle will necessarily be more vague or ambiguous as the students will only be at the beginning of this thought process. The purpose of this assignment is to help guide the student to a viable and personalized business plan by the end of the program.
  • Though interpretive, scoring these assignments will give a concrete result. A passing score must be at least 70% of the total possible score for the course.
  • Arbitration: Should a student contest the final assessment: 1) Students must first bring the issue to the instructor in question who will then adjust as is seen fit, including no change. 2) If the student is still not satisfied, then the issue must be brought to the Office of Education – score changes, if any, will be made by the Chief Officer of Education and will become the final score for the course.

POLICY ON MISSED COURSEWORK

               Coursework must be completed according the syllabus’ schedule. Failure to do so may result in a complete loss of points for the missed requirements or reduced points for late work.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

               Students must attend in-person scheduled online discussion as appropriate to the course, as well as keep up with the general discussion throughout the course. The instructor will be required to check in on these discussion on a regular and frequent basis to provide clarification and ensure the information is properly understood.

STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy is committed to maintaining civility, integrity, and ethical behavior from its students as well as faculty, staff, and administrators. Failure to meet these standards may result in censure or dismissal, or possibly both.

               This includes:

  • Academic misconduct.
  • Racism and other similar biases.
  • Disruptive behavior.

STATEMENT ON DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy does not discriminate on learning disabilities. Appropriate accommodations such as closed captioning will be provided as needed. The Office of Instruction will account for this when scheduling students for courses. If, however, the office overlooks a student’s needs, the instructor must contact the office of the issue.

BN100 Passionate Entrepreneurship

PREREQUISITES: BP100

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

               This course will help the students to examine their own interests, skills, and passions in such a way as can be expressed in their own business ventures. The nature of passion in this context and entrepreneurship will be examined, especially as knowledge creation put into practice.

CREDIT HOURS: 3

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Understand how to channel one’s passions into entrepreneurship.
  • Understanding the importance of gaining knowledge and skills.
  • Understanding the basics of financing a business venture.

GENERAL OUTLINE OF TOPICS:

  • The nature of entrepreneurship, including what it means to own one’s own business or working for another business as an employee or contractor.
  • Risks, responsibilities, and rewards of being a business owner.
  • The nature of passion, including knowing your goals, your strengths, and your weaknesses when it comes to owning a business.
  • Gaining knowledge and skills required by the business, including practical considerations, solid business practices, delegation of tasks, and contracting.
  • Financing, including budgeting, financial projections, managing debt, and gaining investors.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • The instructor will convey to the students what is necessary to be a successful business owner.
  • The instructor will facilitate increasing the students understanding of their goals and passions concerning their business ventures.
  • The importance of practical knowledge and skills, especially concerning managing finances.

SUGGESTED TEXTS

OTHER COURSE MATERIALS, AS NEEDED

ASSIGNMENTS AND SCORING

               Aegis uses a holistic system of assessment rather than an analytical one. This means that much of a student’s score and final grade is subject to the interpretation of the instructor. The rubrics are to include:

  • One quiz for each section of the course. This is so the student can demonstrate at least a familiarity with the subject material. This will result in a concrete score. Each quiz should consist of ten questions.
  • Participation and contribution to discussions. Two types are required: on-going and relative to the material at the time, and scheduled group discussions conducted live with the instructor. As classes are conducted online, with small enrollment, Aegis will do everything possible to keep students and instructors in suitable time zones.
  • A final written assignment applying the course subject to the final project of developing a business plan. Courses that occur early in the cycle will necessarily be more vague or ambiguous as the students will only be at the beginning of this thought process. The purpose of this assignment is to help guide the student to a viable and personalized business plan by the end of the program.
  • Though interpretive, scoring these assignments will give a concrete result. A passing score must be at least 70% of the total possible score for the course.
  • Arbitration: Should a student contest the final assessment: 1) Students must first bring the issue to the instructor in question who will then adjust as is seen fit, including no change. 2) If the student is still not satisfied, then the issue must be brought to the Office of Education – score changes, if any, will be made by the Chief Officer of Education and will become the final score for the course.

POLICY ON MISSED COURSEWORK

               Coursework must be completed according the syllabus’ schedule. Failure to do so may result in a complete loss of points for the missed requirements or reduced points for late work.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

               Students must attend in-person scheduled online discussion as appropriate to the course, as well as keep up with the general discussion throughout the course. The instructor will be required to check in on these discussion on a regular and frequent basis to provide clarification and ensure the information is properly understood.

STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy is committed to maintaining civility, integrity, and ethical behavior from its students as well as faculty, staff, and administrators. Failure to meet these standards may result in censure or dismissal, or possibly both.

               This includes:

  • Academic misconduct.
  • Racism and other similar biases.
  • Disruptive behavior.

STATEMENT ON DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy does not discriminate on learning disabilities. Appropriate accommodations such as closed captioning will be provided as needed. The Office of Instruction will account for this when scheduling students for courses. If, however, the office overlooks a student’s needs, the instructor must contact the office of the issue.

BN110 21st Century Economics

PREREQUISITES: BN100

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

               This course will include a brief history of economic theory and practice, while looking at the limitations of these theories and practices. In turn, economic theories for the 21 st century are developing in very different directions from the past. The successful businessperson of this century must be aware of these theories and how they can be put into practice. Old methods are no longer pertinent, while new methods are emerging.

CREDIT HOURS: 3

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Knowledge of key historical economic approaches.
  • Understanding the new Doughnut Model of economics.
  • Groundwork for students finding their own place in the 21 st century economy.
  • New business concepts such holism, economic stewardship, equality vs equity, ba, regenerative not degenerative growth.
  • Understanding laws and taxes.
  • Ability to manage finances.

GENERAL OUTLINE OF TOPICS:

  • Key historical economic theories, such as those developed by Adam Smith, David Ricardo, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and James Gailbraith.
  • How to determine one’s place in the modern economy by applying adaptability theory, holistic relationships, ba, and economic stewardship.
  • Distinguishing equity from equality.
  • Regenerative growth in business.
  • How to make use of tools, including information technology and distribution.
  • Laws and taxes as a framework for managing finances.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • The instructor will present the concepts pertinent to 21 st century economics.
  • The instructor will facilitate scheduled discussions on the material covered.
  • The student will gain practical knowledge on what is required for a successful business plan.

SUGGESTED TEXTS

OTHER COURSE MATERIALS, AS NEEDED

ASSIGNMENTS AND SCORING

               Aegis uses a holistic system of assessment rather than an analytical one. The rubrics are to include:

  • One quiz for each section of the course. This is so the student can demonstrate at least a familiarity with the subject material. This will result in a concrete score. Each quiz should consist of ten questions.
  • Participation and contribution to discussions. Two types are required: on-going and relative to the material at the time, and scheduled group discussions conducted live with the instructor. As classes are conducted online, with small enrollment, Aegis will do everything possible to keep students and instructors in suitable time zones.
  • A final written assignment applying the course subject to the final project of developing a business plan. Courses that occur early in the cycle will necessarily be more vague or ambiguous as the students will only be at the beginning of this thought process. The purpose of this assignment is to help guide the student to a viable and personalized business plan by the end of the program.
  • Though interpretive, scoring these assignments will give a concrete result. A passing score must be at least 70% of the total possible score for the course.
  • Arbitration: Should a student contest the final assessment: 1) Students must first bring the issue to the instructor in question who will then adjust as is seen fit, including no change. 2) If the student is still not satisfied, then the issue must be brought to the Office of Education – score changes, if any, will be made by the Chief Officer of Education and will become the final score for the course.

POLICY ON MISSED EXAMS AND COURSEWORK

               Coursework must be completed according the syllabus’ schedule. Failure to do so may result in a complete loss of points for the missed requirements or reduced points for late work.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

               Students must attend in-person scheduled online discussion as appropriate to the course, as well as keep up with the general discussion throughout the course. The instructor will be required to check in on these discussion on a regular and frequent basis to provide clarification and ensure the information is properly understood.

STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy is committed to maintaining civility, integrity, and ethical behavior from its students as well as faculty, staff, and administrators. Failure to meet these standards may result in censure or dismissal, or possibly both.

               This includes:

  • Academic misconduct.
  • Racism and other similar biases.
  • Disruptive behavior.

STATEMENT ON DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy does not discriminate on learning disabilities. Appropriate accommodations such as closed captioning will be provided as needed. The Office of Instruction will account for this when scheduling students for courses. If, however, the office overlooks a student’s needs, the instructor must contact the office of the issue.

CS100 Global Traditions

PREREQUISITES: BP100

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

               This course will delve into the core of most cultures – their religion. A comparative approach will be adopted for the sake of learning a number of differing religions which, in some ways, may contradict one another. Despite those contradictions, the comparative approach tends to focus on the similarities between the religions. This is not to say that the religions are the same. Respect for the varying traditions is to be maintained at all times.

CREDIT HOURS:3

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Understanding the value and methods of the comparative approach.
  • Understanding the basic tenets of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism.
  • Understanding of historical and culture roots of the traditions, as well as the cultural connections and historical developments of each.

GENERAL OUTLINE OF TOPICS:

  • The comparative approach, including a brief history of it, its positive effects on the study of multiple religions at the same time, the necessity of respect, all while avoiding potential negative outcomes of the study (such as the denigration of one tradition while extolling another).
  • Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism – their basic tenets and important historical/cultural developments.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • The instructor will instill a respect within the students by treating the various traditions with respect; the instructor will model this respect.
  • A broad view of the nature and influence of religion on culture.
  • How finding similarities between traditions allows the entrepreneur to be flexible with customers and others during business dealings.

SUGGESTED TEXTS

OTHER COURSE MATERIALS, AS NEEDED

ASSIGNMENTS AND SCORING

               Aegis uses a holistic system of assessment rather than an analytical one. This means that much of a student’s score and final grade is subject to the interpretation of the instructor. The rubrics are to include:

  • One quiz for each section of the course. This is so the student can demonstrate at least a familiarity with the subject material. This will result in a concrete score. Each quiz should consist of ten questions.
  • Participation and contribution to discussions. Two types are required: on-going and relative to the material at the time, and scheduled group discussions conducted live with the instructor. As classes are conducted online, with small enrollment, Aegis will do everything possible to keep students and instructors in suitable time zones.
  • A final written assignment applying the course subject to the final project of developing a business plan. Courses that occur early in the cycle will necessarily be more vague or ambiguous as the students will only be at the beginning of this thought process. The purpose of this assignment is to help guide the student to a viable and personalized business plan by the end of the program.
  • Though interpretive, scoring these assignments will give a concrete result. A passing score must be at least 70% of the total possible score for the course.
  • Arbitration: Should a student contest the final assessment: 1) Students must first bring the issue to the instructor in question who will then adjust as is seen fit, including no change. 2) If the student is still not satisfied, then the issue must be brought to the Office of Education – score changes, if any, will be made by the Chief Officer of Education and will become the final score for the course.

POLICY ON MISSED COURSEWORK

               Coursework must be completed according the syllabus’ schedule. Failure to do so may result in a complete loss of points for the missed requirements or reduced points for late work.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

               Students must attend in-person scheduled online discussion as appropriate to the course, as well as keep up with the general discussion throughout the course. The instructor will be required to check in on these discussion on a regular and frequent basis to provide clarification and ensure the information is properly understood.

STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy is committed to maintaining civility, integrity, and ethical behavior from its students as well as faculty, staff, and administrators. Failure to meet these standards may result in censure or dismissal, or possibly both.

               This includes:

  • Academic misconduct.
  • Racism and other similar biases.
  • Disruptive behavior.

STATEMENT ON DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy does not discriminate on learning disabilities. Appropriate accommodations such as closed captioning will be provided as needed. The Office of Instruction will account for this when scheduling students for courses. If, however, the office overlooks a student’s needs, the instructor must contact the office of the issue.

CS110 Humanitarian Issues of the 21st Century

PREREQUISITES: CS100

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

               This course is designed as an exploration of some of the key global issues of the 21 st century. As these issues are complex and wide-spread, definitive solutions cannot be expected. Rather, the students are expected to become aware of these issues with respect to various cultures around the world and possible approaches to solutions. The business aspirations of the students may or may not be directly addressed towards the issues.

CREDIT HOURS: 3

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • The student will develop an ethical sensibility towards the global issues examined.
  • The students will begin to gain an idea of how their personal and business goals can have a positive influence on these issues.

GENERAL OUTLINE OF TOPICS:

  • Concepts for the unity of humankind.
  • The Universal Rights of Man.
  • Obligation towards others.
  • Environmental issues such as clean air and water, and access to nutritious food.
  • Gender issues, such as inequality, rape, and the controversy of abortion/right to life.
  • Racial issues.
  • Economic issues.
  • Educational issues, such as the distinction between information and propaganda, uncovering inappropriate bias, and the distinction between critical thought and dogma.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • The instructor will facilitate exploration of these issues with respect towards viable approaches to the subjects.
  • Students will be able to make important distinctions when exploring these issues.
  • The instructor will facilitate scheduled discussions on topics.
  • A sense for respect and understanding not only for the issues involved but for the various way people worldwide approach those issues.

ASSIGNMENTS AND SCORING

               Aegis uses a holistic system of assessment rather than an analytical one. This means that much of a student’s score and final grade is subject to the interpretation of the instructor. The rubrics are to include:

  • One quiz for each section of the course. This is so the student can demonstrate at least a familiarity with the subject material. This will result in a concrete score. Each quiz should consist of ten questions.
  • Participation and contribution to discussions. Two types are required: on-going and relative to the material at the time, and scheduled group discussions conducted live with the instructor. As classes are conducted online, with small enrollment, Aegis will do everything possible to keep students and instructors in suitable time zones.
  • A final written assignment applying the course subject to the final project of developing a business plan. Courses that occur early in the cycle will necessarily be more vague or ambiguous as the students will only be at the beginning of this thought process. The purpose of this assignment is to help guide the student to a viable and personalized business plan by the end of the program.
  • Though interpretive, scoring these assignments will give a concrete result. A passing score must be at least 70% of the total possible score for the course.
  • Arbitration: Should a student contest the final assessment: 1) Students must first bring the issue to the instructor in question who will then adjust as is seen fit, including no change. 2) If the student is still not satisfied, then the issue must be brought to the Office of Education – score changes, if any, will be made by the Chief Officer of Education and will become the final score for the course.

POLICY ON MISSED COURSEWORK

               Coursework must be completed according the syllabus’ schedule. Failure to do so may result in a complete loss of points for the missed requirements or reduced points for late work.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

               Students must attend in-person scheduled online discussion as appropriate to the course, as well as keep up with the general discussion throughout the course. The instructor will be required to check in on these discussion on a regular and frequent basis to provide clarification and ensure the information is properly understood.

STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy is committed to maintaining civility, integrity, and ethical behavior from its students as well as faculty, staff, and administrators. Failure to meet these standards may result in censure or dismissal, or possibly both.

               This includes:

  • Academic misconduct.
  • Racism and other similar biases.
  • Disruptive behavior.

STATEMENT ON DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy does not discriminate on learning disabilities. Appropriate accommodations such as closed captioning will be provided as needed. The Office of Instruction will account for this when scheduling students for courses. If, however, the office overlooks a student’s needs, the instructor must contact the office of the issue.

HL100 Holistic Individualism

PREREQUISITES: BP100

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

               In this course, the student will take a look at their whole selves by reviewing philosophies on the nature of the self. This foundation will allow the students to better understand their goals and the reasons for them.

CREDIT HOURS: 3

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Understanding a variety of views on the nature of the self.
  • Knowledge of metaphysical perspective pertaining to the self.
  • Applying this understanding and knowledge to business and economic goals.

GENERAL OUTLINE OF TOPICS:

  • Past, present, and future concepts of oneself.
  • Philosophies and psychologies of self.
  • Determinism, Pluralism, Notions of Immortality and non-immortality.
  • How mind, body, soul, experience, and aspiration combine into a sense of self.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • The instructor will guide the students in developing positive senses of self and individual purpose.
  • The instructor will present lectures on the appropriate topics and lead the students in scheduled discussions on the topics.
  • While the course is intended to challenge the student toward self-reflection, the instructor must be aware and discreet on potential issues students may have in this process. Some students will require support.

ASSIGNMENTS AND SCORING

               Aegis uses a holistic system of assessment rather than an analytical one. This means that much of a student’s score and final grade is subject to the interpretation of the instructor. The rubrics are to include:

  • One quiz for each section of the course. This is so the student can demonstrate at least a familiarity with the subject material. This will result in a concrete score. Each quiz should consist of ten questions.
  • Participation and contribution to discussions. Two types are required: on-going and relative to the material at the time, and scheduled group discussions conducted live with the instructor. As classes are conducted online, with small enrollment, Aegis will do everything possible to keep students and instructors in suitable time zones.
  • A final written assignment applying the course subject to the final project of developing a business plan. Courses that occur early in the cycle will necessarily be more vague or ambiguous as the students will only be at the beginning of this thought process. The purpose of this assignment is to help guide the student to a viable and personalized business plan by the end of the program.
  • Though interpretive, scoring these assignments will give a concrete result. A passing score must be at least 70% of the total possible score for the course.
  • Arbitration: Should a student contest the final assessment: 1) Students must first bring the issue to the instructor in question who will then adjust as is seen fit, including no change. 2) If the student is still not satisfied, then the issue must be brought to the Office of Education – score changes, if any, will be made by the Chief Officer of Education and will become the final score for the course.

POLICY ON MISSED COURSEWORK

               Coursework must be completed according the syllabus’ schedule. Failure to do so may result in a complete loss of points for the missed requirements or reduced points for late work.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

               Students must attend in-person scheduled online discussion as appropriate to the course, as well as keep up with the general discussion throughout the course. The instructor will be required to check in on these discussion on a regular and frequent basis to provide clarification and ensure the information is properly understood.

STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy is committed to maintaining civility, integrity, and ethical behavior from its students as well as faculty, staff, and administrators. Failure to meet these standards may result in censure or dismissal, or possibly both.

               This includes:

  • Academic misconduct.
  • Racism and other similar biases.
  • Disruptive behavior.

STATEMENT ON DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy does not discriminate on learning disabilities. Appropriate accommodations such as closed captioning will be provided as needed. The Office of Instruction will account for this when scheduling students for courses. If, however, the office overlooks a student’s needs, the instructor must contact the office of the issue.

HL110 Holistic Leadership

PREREQUISITES: HL100

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

               This course will examine the nature of leadership and lay down a foundation for the student to become an entrepreneur who takes on a leadership role not only in business but in the community as well.

CREDIT HOURS: 3

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • To understand what makes a strong leader and to emulate those characteristics.
  • Finding a balance between personal and business life.
  • Understand the various relationships a person has from a holistic perspective.

GENERAL OUTLINE OF TOPICS:

  • Brief review of Holistic Individualism.
  • The Nature of Leadership through the classic philosophy of Nietzsche and the modern perspective of Bill George.
  • Developing a vision as a leader.
  • Living with purpose personal and business life.
  • Familial relationships, past, present and future, which will include present family members, ancestors (which include family, spiritual, and intellectual ancestors), descendants (which include family, spiritual and intellectual descendants), and the Native American concept of Seven Generations.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • The instructor will guide the students to develop a sense of leadership style.
  • The instructor will facilitate purposeful understanding throughout the course.
  • The instructor will facilitate discussions on pertinent topics.

ASSIGNMENTS AND SCORING

               Aegis uses a holistic system of assessment rather than an analytical one. This means that much of a student’s score and final grade is subject to the interpretation of the instructor. The rubrics are to include:

  • One quiz for each section of the course. This is so the student can demonstrate at least a familiarity with the subject material. This will result in a concrete score. Each quiz should consist of ten questions.
  • Participation and contribution to discussions. Two types are required: on-going and relative to the material at the time, and scheduled group discussions conducted live with the instructor. As classes are conducted online, with small enrollment, Aegis will do everything possible to keep students and instructors in suitable time zones.
  • A final written assignment applying the course subject to the final project of developing a business plan. Courses that occur early in the cycle will necessarily be more vague or ambiguous as the students will only be at the beginning of this thought process. The purpose of this assignment is to help guide the student to a viable and personalized business plan by the end of the program.
  • Though interpretive, scoring these assignments will give a concrete result. A passing score must be at least 70% of the total possible score for the course.
  • Arbitration: Should a student contest the final assessment: 1) Students must first bring the issue to the instructor in question who will then adjust as is seen fit, including no change. 2) If the student is still not satisfied, then the issue must be brought to the Office of Education – score changes, if any, will be made by the Chief Officer of Education and will become the final score for the course.

POLICY ON MISSED COURSEWORK

               Coursework must be completed according the syllabus’ schedule. Failure to do so may result in a complete loss of points for the missed requirements or reduced points for late work.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

               Students must attend in-person scheduled online discussion as appropriate to the course, as well as keep up with the general discussion throughout the course. The instructor will be required to check in on these discussion on a regular and frequent basis to provide clarification and ensure the information is properly understood.

STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy is committed to maintaining civility, integrity, and ethical behavior from its students as well as faculty, staff, and administrators. Failure to meet these standards may result in censure or dismissal, or possibly both.

               This includes:

  • Academic misconduct.
  • Racism and other similar biases.
  • Disruptive behavior.

STATEMENT ON DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS

  •         The Aegis Business School of Philosophy does not discriminate on learning disabilities. Appropriate accommodations such as closed captioning will be provided as needed. The Office of Instruction will account for this when scheduling students for courses. If, however, the office overlooks a student’s needs, the instructor must contact the office of the issue.
HL120 Holistic Business Practices

PREREQUISITES: HL110

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

               This course will go into detail of the various relationships involved in a successful business practice and emphasize that they are all important elements tied together by the business itself. Every business has a sphere of influence, the successful operation of which will lead to the sustainability and longevity of the business itself.

CREDIT HOURS: 3

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Understanding who is involved in the success of a business beyond the owner/entrepreneur.
  • Understanding how to create a business plan based on sustainability and longevity.
  • Being mindful of the sphere of influence a business has.

GENERAL OUTLINE OF TOPICS:

  • Examination of the stakeholders, which includes the leaders (founders, administrators) of the business, its employees, contractors, investors, and customers.
  • The importance of sustainability and longevity.
  • The business’ sphere of influence, including economic, personal, and community.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • The instructor will emphasize the importance of properly maintaining all the relations between the stakeholders of the business.
  • Distinguish short and long-term goals through sustainability and longevity.
  • Fostering understanding of the positive spheres of influence a successful business and businessperson has

ASSIGNMENTS AND SCORING

               Aegis uses a holistic system of assessment rather than an analytical one. This means that much of a student’s score and final grade is subject to the interpretation of the instructor. The rubrics are to include:

  • One quiz for each section of the course. This is so the student can demonstrate at least a familiarity with the subject material. This will result in a concrete score. Each quiz should consist of ten questions.
  • Participation and contribution to discussions. Two types are required: on-going and relative to the material at the time, and scheduled group discussions conducted live with the instructor. As classes are conducted online, with small enrollment, Aegis will do everything possible to keep students and instructors in suitable time zones.
  • A final written assignment applying the course subject to the final project of developing a business plan. Courses that occur early in the cycle will necessarily be more vague or ambiguous as the students will only be at the beginning of this thought process. The purpose of this assignment is to help guide the student to a viable and personalized business plan by the end of the program.
  • Though interpretive, scoring these assignments will give a concrete result. A passing score must be at least 70% of the total possible score for the course.
  • Arbitration: Should a student contest the final assessment: 1) Students must first bring the issue to the instructor in question who will then adjust as is seen fit, including no change. 2) If the student is still not satisfied, then the issue must be brought to the Office of Education – score changes, if any, will be made by the Chief Officer of Education and will become the final score for the course.

POLICY ON MISSED COURSEWORK

               Coursework must be completed according the syllabus’ schedule. Failure to do so may result in a complete loss of points for the missed requirements or reduced points for late work.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

               Students must attend in-person scheduled online discussion as appropriate to the course, as well as keep up with the general discussion throughout the course. The instructor will be required to check in on these discussion on a regular and frequent basis to provide clarification and ensure the information is properly understood.

STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy is committed to maintaining civility, integrity, and ethical behavior from its students as well as faculty, staff, and administrators. Failure to meet these standards may result in censure or dismissal, or possibly both.

               This includes:

  • Academic misconduct.
  • Racism and other similar biases.
  • Disruptive behavior.

STATEMENT ON DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy does not discriminate on learning disabilities. Appropriate accommodations such as closed captioning will be provided as needed. The Office of Instruction will account for this when scheduling students for courses. If, however, the office overlooks a student’s needs, the instructor must contact the office of the issue.

PH100 Reconciling Competing Ethics

PREREQUISITES: BP100

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

               This course includes an examination of the three most predominant ethical theories from the western philosophic tradition. Each has its own merits and limitations. By examining them individually, then comparatively, we will find that we can adopt one theory, usually with modifications, for a specific situation while adopting another, usually with modifications, for other situations. Doing so will generate a foundation for developing and individualized practical ethical system.

CREDIT HOURS:3

STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  • Familiarity with the three predominant ethical theories, including their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Ability to modify each theory while still maintaining its main tenets.
  • Ability to adopt one theory, usually with modifications, for a specific situation.
  • Creating a framework for a personal ethical philosophy that is also applicable to business.

GENERAL OUTLINE OF TOPICS:

  • Brief history of ethics, including its role as one of the four pillars of philosophy and how ethical theories are modified over time.
  • Aristotelean Virtue Ethics, including its fundamental argument and methods, purpose, and limitations.
  • Kantian Deontological Ethics, including its fundamental argument and methods, purpose, and limitations.
  • Utilitarian Ethics as described by John Stuart Mill, including its fundamental argument and methods, purpose, and limitations.
  • How each theory can account for the limitations of the others, including how modern adherents modify the theories.
  • Reconciling these theories as a foundation for an individual ethical philosophy.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • The instructor will present each of the three theories individually and in comparison, to the others.
  • The instructor will guide the students towards developing a flexible sensibility towards ethical theories.
  • The instructor will facilitate scheduled discussions on the theories, their strengths and weaknesses, as well as how the students can use them for their own ethics.

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OTHER COURSE MATERIALS, AS NEEDED

ASSIGNMENTS AND SCORING

               Aegis uses a holistic system of assessment rather than an analytical one. This means that much of a student’s score and final grade is subject to the interpretation of the instructor. The rubrics are to include:

  • One quiz for each section of the course. This is so the student can demonstrate at least a familiarity with the subject material. This will result in a concrete score. Each quiz should consist of ten questions.
  • Participation and contribution to discussions. Two types are required: on-going and relative to the material at the time, and scheduled group discussions conducted live with the instructor. As classes are conducted online, with small enrollment, Aegis will do everything possible to keep students and instructors in suitable time zones.
  • A final written assignment applying the course subject to the final project of developing a business plan. Courses that occur early in the cycle will necessarily be more vague or ambiguous as the students will only be at the beginning of this thought process. The purpose of this assignment is to help guide the student to a viable and personalized business plan by the end of the program.
  • Though interpretive, scoring these assignments will give a concrete result. A passing score must be at least 70% of the total possible score for the course.
  • Arbitration: Should a student contest the final assessment: 1) Students must first bring the issue to the instructor in question who will then adjust as is seen fit, including no change. 2) If the student is still not satisfied, then the issue must be brought to the Office of Education – score changes, if any, will be made by the Chief Officer of Education and will become the final score for the course.

POLICY ON MISSED COURSEWORK

               Coursework must be completed according the syllabus’ schedule. Failure to do so may result in a complete loss of points for the missed requirements or reduced points for late work.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

               Students must attend in-person scheduled online discussion as appropriate to the course, as well as keep up with the general discussion throughout the course. The instructor will be required to check in on these discussion on a regular and frequent basis to provide clarification and ensure the information is properly understood.

STUDENT CONDUCT POLICY

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy is committed to maintaining civility, integrity, and ethical behavior from its students as well as faculty, staff, and administrators. Failure to meet these standards may result in censure or dismissal, or possibly both.

               This includes:

  • Academic misconduct.
  • Racism and other similar biases.
  • Disruptive behavior.

STATEMENT ON DISABILITY ACCOMODATIONS

               The Aegis Business School of Philosophy does not discriminate on learning disabilities. Appropriate accommodations such as closed captioning will be provided as needed. The Office of Instruction will account for this when scheduling students for courses. If, however, the office overlooks a student’s needs, the instructor must contact the office of the issue.