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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 ACCOMMODATIONS: 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.