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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 001Web-Oriented Course1 Tue Thu10:0013:00

A basic introduction to logic and critical reasoning. Topics covered include the analysis of arguments and resolution of ambiguities; the study of fallacies; deductive validity and inductive strength of arguments; elementary classical propositional logic (syntax, semantics, proof theory); Aristotelian/Term logic; intro to non-classical logics (relevance, modal, many-valued logics), scientific reasoning, and issues in the philosophy of logic.

FullPHIL 120 002Web-Oriented Course2 Mon Wed10:0013:00
PHIL 120 98ADistance EducationA

This online Distance Education course is a basic introduction to logic and critical reasoning. It is designed to equip the students with the tools and concepts needed to deal with both everyday and more technical arguments, as well as the skills to analyze, 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; term, modal, multi-valued and relevance logics.