PHL 123: Critical Thinking

In this course, students are introduced to the principles of reasoning and how to use these principles in discourse and argumentation. Although students will be introduced to some basic deductive (formal) argument forms, the focus will be on inductive (informal) argumentation, since this is most prevalent in our contemporary discourses on topics such as those in philosophy, politics, law, ethics and religion. Additionally, students will be introduced to some of the practical and other benefits of critical thinking. Students will explore the many obstacles and hindrances that disrupt critical thinking and reasoned reflection, and, thus, the proper evaluation and construction of logically strong arguments will be explored in this way.

Level I Prereq: Academic Reading and Writing Levels of 6

Class offerings by semester

Fall 2019 Winter 2020 SP/SU 2020
offered at nighttime offered at nighttime  

offered in the daytimeDay Class (before 5:00pm) offered at nighttimeEvening Class (after 5:00pm) offered online Online Class

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Description Hours
Credits  3
Lecture Hours 45
Clinical Hours 0
Lab Hours 0
Other Hours 0
Total Hours 45
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