PHIL& 115 Critical Thinking • 5 Cr.


An informal, non-symbolic introduction to logic and critical thinking emphasizing real-life examples, natural language applications, and the informal logical fallacies.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Formulate, clarify and evaluate arguments.
  • Explain and use basic philosophic concepts relevant to critical thinking (e.g., truth, validity, soundness, strength, cogency).
  • Recognize and name informal fallacies.
  • Analyze and evaluate arguments in scientific, causal, and analogical reasoning.
  • Analyze and evaluate developed arguments in context.