Instructor: Dominquez *Orientation meeting online on June 1, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p. m. No class on July 5th in observance of the Independence Day holiday, This course helps students take a critical look at their lives while challenging them to moral excellence. Through the exploration of moral philosophies, ethical theories, and the core teachings of Christianity, students will learn the importance of enlightened moral decision making. Critically reflecting on their own moral practice, the course calls students to greater responsibility and virtue. Topics include moral philosophies, major ethical theories, moral development, character and virtue, and the moral teachings of Jesus and the Church. This class earns five academic credits. This class fulfills the requirement for graduation but is not U.C. eligible. Students have one week to drop the course for a partial (50%) refund and two weeks to drop the course with no refund (course grade will be reflected on students transcripts). Important Information For Online Classes Online courses offer your student the flexibility to take a summer class while participating in other summer activities. However, these advancement classes are not self-paced, nor are they correspondence courses. Our students are important members of a learning community. Regular participation and timely submission of assignments according to set due dates are critical components of online courses. All classes offered in this program receive full academic credit for Bishop O'Dowd High School students. Many are U.C. eligible classes. Students from other schools should check with their counselors or Academic Assistant Principals to see if O'Dowd courses will be accepted for academic credit purposes.