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




Non-Course Prerequisites:




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