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Course Synopsis What makes an action 'right' or 'wrong'? Is it related to the amount of pleasure or pain caused, how an action accords with universal laws, or or for reasons stemming from some other, perhaps divine, source? In this course, students will examine some of the major ways philosophers have tried to tackle questions of morality and ethics over the centuries, and will ask whether it is even possible to devise a universal theory of ethics. The course begins with a look at divine command theory, perhaps the oldest school of ethical thought, which states that what is 'right' or 'wrong' is purely dependent on what a deity states it to be. It then moves on to discuss utilitarianism and the thought of Jeremy Bentham, who placed pleasure and pain at the heart of moral decisions. We then explore deontology and the thought of Kant, who attempted to find universal laws of morality and ethics, and conclude by asking whether or not such overarching theories of morality are even possible to find and apply. Perhaps, instead, experience of the world and acting upon such experience is what counts. What's Included? This courses consists of 4 X interactive lectures - audio recordings with accompanying presentation material - each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Our unique, on-demand, interactive delivery system means that students are able to start instantly and work through material at their own pace. The interactive format ensures that the learning process is engaging and enjoyable, with regular quizzes and exams to enable students to check that they are following the topics covered. This courses is available to start instantly online – once you've chosen the course you want to take, you can get started straight away. How Does it Work? The course is broken down into tutorials, which is an interactive presentation accompanied by an audio lecture that takes around 1 hour to complete. Each tutorial is broken down into its major topics, chapters, which are navigated via tabs at the top of the screen. This ensures that course content is broken down into bitesized educational units that are easy to digest, and also means that content is easily navigable at the pace of the student. Why Take this Course? This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying ethics, philosophy, classics, history, or related subjects at university. Read More

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Course Synopsis   Note: This is a preview of the course, providing access only to tutorial 1. Get the full course at learn.oraprep.com/store! What makes an action 'right' or 'wrong'? Is it related to the amount of pleasure or pain caused, how an action accords with universal laws, or or for reasons stemming from some other, perhaps divine, source? In this course, students will examine some of the major ways philosophers have tried to tackle questions of morality and ethics over the centuries, and will ask whether it is even possible to devise a universal theory of ethics. The course begins with a look at divine command theory, perhaps the oldest school of ethical thought, which states that what is 'right' or 'wrong' is purely dependent on what a deity states it to be. It then moves on to discuss utilitarianism and the thought of Jeremy Bentham, who placed pleasure and pain at the heart of moral decisions. We then explore deontology and the thought of Kant, who attempted to find universal laws of morality and ethics, and conclude by asking whether or not such overarching theories of morality are even possible to find and apply. Perhaps, instead, experience of the world and acting upon such experience is what counts. What's Included? This courses consists of 4 X interactive lectures - audio recordings with accompanying presentation material - each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Our unique, on-demand, interactive delivery system means that students are able to start instantly and work through material at their own pace. The interactive format ensures that the learning process is engaging and enjoyable, with regular quizzes and exams to enable students to check that they are following the topics covered. This courses is available to start instantly online – once you've chosen the course you want to take, you can get started straight away. How Does it Work? The course is broken down into tutorials, which is an interactive presentation accompanied by an audio lecture that takes around 1 hour to complete. Each tutorial is broken down into its major topics, chapters, which are navigated via tabs at the top of the screen. This ensures that course content is broken down into bitesized educational units that are easy to digest, and also means that content is easily navigable at the pace of the student. Why Take this Course? This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying ethics, philosophy, classics, history, or related subjects at university. Read More

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Course Synopsis If you have ever wondered what makes you, “you", or about the relationship between the “mind" and the brain, or what consciousness is, or how visual illusions fool our mind, then you may be interested in the study of experimental psychology. The course is designed to give students a basic overview of the study of experimental psychology at university, looking at the major areas that constitute an experimental psychology degree. The fascinating case studies looked at in this course – such as the mysterious case of Phineas Gage, the American railway worker who survived an iron bar passing through his brain – will provide great material to help you in your application or simply provide an insight into a fascinating area of study. What's Included? This courses consists of 4 X interactive lectures - audio recordings with accompanying presentation material - each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Our unique, on-demand, interactive delivery system means that students are able to start instantly and work through material at their own pace. The interactive format ensures that the learning process is engaging and enjoyable, with regular quizzes and exams to enable students to check that they are following the topics covered. This courses is available to start instantly online – once you've chosen the course you want to take, you can get started straight away. How Does it Work? The course is broken down into tutorials, which is an interactive presentation accompanied by an audio lecture that takes around 1 hour to complete. Each tutorial is broken down into its major topics, chapters, which are navigated via tabs at the top of the screen. This ensures that course content is broken down into bitesized educational units that are easy to digest, and also means that content is easily navigable at the pace of the student. Why Take this Course? This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying psychology, medicine, and related subjects at university, exploring a range of academic theory and practical methods. Read More

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Course Synopsis Note: This is a preview of the course, providing access only to tutorial 1. Get the full course at learn.oraprep.com/store! If you have ever wondered what makes you, “you", or about the relationship between the “mind" and the brain, or what consciousness is, or how visual illusions fool our mind, then you may be interested in the study of experimental psychology. The course is designed to give students a basic overview of the study of experimental psychology at university, looking at the major areas that constitute an experimental psychology degree. The fascinating case studies looked at in this course – such as the mysterious case of Phineas Gage, the American railway worker who survived an iron bar passing through his brain – will provide great material to help you in your application or simply provide an insight into a fascinating area of study. What's Included? This courses consists of 4 X interactive lectures - audio recordings with accompanying presentation material - each taking approximately 1 hour to complete. Our unique, on-demand, interactive delivery system means that students are able to start instantly and work through material at their own pace. The interactive format ensures that the learning process is engaging and enjoyable, with regular quizzes and exams to enable students to check that they are following the topics covered. This courses is available to start instantly online – once you've chosen the course you want to take, you can get started straight away. How Does it Work? The course is broken down into tutorials, which is an interactive presentation accompanied by an audio lecture that takes around 1 hour to complete. Each tutorial is broken down into its major topics, chapters, which are navigated via tabs at the top of the screen. This ensures that course content is broken down into bitesized educational units that are easy to digest, and also means that content is easily navigable at the pace of the student. Why Take this Course? This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying psychology, medicine, and related subjects at university, exploring a range of academic theory and practical methods. Read More

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Course Synopsis A key skill required for most university degrees is the ability to deliver a presentation to a group, which is no easy feat. Presentations can come in all shapes and sizes. At the heart of many university courses is the requirement to compose and deliver a talk on an academic subject to your tutor, and often to a wider audience including your peers. This course focuses on these two aspects – the composition and delivery of an oral presentation – and aims to equip students with the skills and techniques they need to compose and deliver a presentation that is both interesting and informative. Tutorial 1 covers the composition element in detail, whilst tutorial 2 looks at the delivery element, which is often the most daunting area for students unused to speaking in public, and even for experienced public speakers. The delivery is also the most tricky aspect for non-native English speakers, and tutorial 2 is particularly aimed at these, though native English speakers will also find it useful for honing their delivery skills.  Read More

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Course Synopsis Note: This is a preview of the course, providing access only to tutorial 1. Get the full course at learn.oraprep.com/store! A key skill required for most university degrees is the ability to deliver a presentation to a group, which is no easy feat. Presentations can come in all shapes and sizes. At the heart of many university courses is the requirement to compose and deliver a talk on an academic subject to your tutor, and often to a wider audience including your peers. This course focuses on these two aspects – the composition and delivery of an oral presentation – and aims to equip students with the skills and techniques they need to compose and deliver a presentation that is both interesting and informative. Tutorial 1 covers the composition element in detail, whilst tutorial 2 looks at the delivery element, which is often the most daunting area for students unused to speaking in public, and even for experienced public speakers. The delivery is also the most tricky aspect for non-native English speakers, and tutorial 2 is particularly aimed at these, though native English speakers will also find it useful for honing their delivery skills.  Read More

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