2015-2016 Undergraduate Bulletin

PHI 105 Critical Thinking and Informal Logic

3 hours 

This course is a basic introduction to critical reasoning. Focus is on students' developing and applying skills in critical and analytic reading and writing. Topics covered include recognizing arguments, identifying premises and conclusions, clarity and relevance in argumentative language, distinguishing types of arguments, validity and soundness in constructing and evaluating arguments, fallacies, elements of legal reasoning.