PHL 214 Critical Thinking I

A course designed to develop clarity of thought and method in the construction, analysis and evaluation of both unsupported claims and those supported by arguments. While there will be some exposure to the notion of logical form, the emphasis here is upon informal principles and arguments stated in ordinary language. Topics include the nature and methods of argument, classification and definition, along with some common fallacies and some questions about meaning and language. Restriction: Criminal Justice, Politics and Governance, Psychology, Sociology, Undeclared Arts. PHL 214 is not available for credit to students who choose SSH 105. LL Lect: 3 hrs. Antirequisites: SSH 105, PHC 182, Restriction: AC001, CJ001, PG001, PS001, SO001, AU001, BA001 Course Weight: 1.00 Billing Units: 1

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