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PHIL 120 Introduction to Critical Thinking

Tools for dealing with both everyday and more technical arguments and concepts. Analysis and resolution of confusions, ambiguities, and fallacies. This course is restricted to students with fewer than 90 credits.

This course is eligible for Credit/D/Fail grading. To determine whether you can take this course for Credit/D/Fail grading, visit the Credit/D/Fail website. You must register in the course before you can select the Credit/D/Fail grading option.

Credits: 3


Status Section Activity Term Interval Days Start Time End Time Comments
PHIL 120 001Lecture1 Mon Wed Fri14:0015:00

Course Description: This course is a basic introduction to logic and critical reasoning. It is designed to equip students with the tools and concepts needed to deal with both everyday and more technical arguments, as well as the skills to analyse and resolve everyday confusions, ambiguities, and fallacies. Topics covered include the distinction between logic and rhetoric; the analysis and resolution of ambiguities and fallacies; validity and inductive strength of arguments; elementary classical propositional and predicate logics; and term, multi-valued, and relevance logics. This course is not recommended for students with more than 90 credits.


FullPHIL 120 002Lecture2 Mon Wed Fri13:0014:00

This course is not recommended for students with more than 90 credits.

PHIL 120 99ADistance EducationA

Course Description: This online Distance Education course is a basic introduction to logic and critical reasoning. It is designed to equip students with the tools and concepts needed to deal with both everyday and more technical arguments, as well as the skills to analyse and resolve everyday confusions, ambiguities, and fallacies. Topics covered include the distinction between logic and rhetoric; the analysis and resolution of ambiguities and fallacies; validity and inductive strength of arguments; elementary classical propositional and predicate logics; and term, modal, multi-valued, and relevance logics. This course is not recommended for students with more than 90 credits.


FullPHIL 120 99CDistance EducationC

Course Description: This online Distance Education course is a basic introduction to logic and critical reasoning. It is designed to equip students with the tools and concepts needed to deal with both everyday and more technical arguments, as well as the skills to analyse and resolve everyday confusions, ambiguities, and fallacies. Topics covered include the distinction between logic and rhetoric; the analysis and resolution of ambiguities and fallacies; validity and inductive strength of arguments; elementary classical propositional and predicate logics; and term, modal, multi-valued, and relevance logics. This course is not recommended for students with more than 90 credits.