PHL191 Analysis & Eval of Argument
Analyzing arguments, recognizing arguments when they occur, discerning simple logical patterns of argument, extracting arguments from the contexts in which they occur, restating them in clear and concise terms and clearing away needless language in formulating arguments. Common reasoning errors involving fallacies are identified and presented with logical alternatives. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available. (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).
Distance Education: Web Course Information
- From the Instructor:
- Certainly, as the world becomes more complex, the ability to reason correctly about complex states of affairs is critical for truthful communication and effective action. Hence, reasoning skills are fundamental skills for success--perhaps more than ever before. Fortunately, the skills of reasoning can be improved by study and experience. In this course, we will examine what we do when we reason well and some of the ways our reasoning can go wrong. We will also investigate what to look for when we are attempting to understand and evaluate the reasoning of others. The primary purpose of this course is to equip the student with the fundamental critical thinking skills necessary for correct reasoning, clear communication, and more successful living.
- Course Specific Requirements:
- > Required Text: Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User Friendly Manual; Diestler, Sherry 6th ed. Pearson/Prentice-Hall, 2012. | > Adobe Acrobat XI (Download a free copy at: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html) | > Adobe Flash Player (Download a free copy at: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/)
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Instructor: Matt S Stockton
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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