May 19, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

PHIL 12000 - Critical Thinking


This course is designed to introduce students to the structure of successful reasoning. Topics covered will include language, definitions, vagueness and ambiguity; recognizing arguments; distinguishing between arguments and explanations; patterns for diagramming arguments; informal fallacies; nondeductive reasoning (the structure of explanations); and disciplinary reasoning (the structure of arguments as encountered in such disciplines as ethics or business). Students who have earned credit in PHIL 15000 are encouraged not to register for PHIL 12000.

Cr. 3.