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2016-2017 Archived Catalog 
2016-2017 Archived Catalog

PHIL-103 Critical Thinking

Credits 3 / 3 Contact Hours
Pre-requisite: Placement into RDNG-016  (ACSR-016), ACLT-075  or ACLT-076  
Methods for evaluating claims and arguments with special emphasis on arguments in everday life such as those found in newspaper articles political speeches and advertisements. Students will learn to determine whether there are good reasons for accepting a claim even when those reasons have not been set forth explicitly. The course will cover induction deduction informal fallacies and other aspects of critical thinking and reasoning.