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PHIL 110 – Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking

A practical approach to the evaluation of valid argumentation, logical reasoning, common fallacies and the critical use of language. 

Credits: 3

 

Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)

 

Total Weeks: 15

 

Prerequisites:
None

 

Non-Course Prerequisites:
None

 

Co-requisites:
None

 

Course Content:
- Introduction to arguments

- Paying special attention to the language of arguments
- Deductive arguments, inductive arguments, and fallacies
- A closer look at inductive arguments
- Casual arguments
- Probabilities and inductive logic
- Confirmation of hypotheses
- Deductive reasoning-sentential logic
- Categorical syllogisms
- Quantifiers and arguments in which validity depends on relationships

 

Learning Outcomes:
- Develop reasoning and critical thinking skills
- Evaluate and identify strengths and weaknesses of arguments
- Apply inductive and deductive logic techniques to arguments
- Recognize common fallacies in argumentation

- Construct rationally persuasive arguments

 

Grading System: Letters

 

Percentage of Individual Work: 100

 

Textbooks:
Textbooks are subject to change. Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.

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