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
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Day Class (before 5:00pm) Evening Class (after 5:00pm) Online Class