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.