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PHIL 120 001 (Web-Oriented Course)

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

Location: Vancouver

Term 1 (Sep 08, 2020 to Dec 03, 2020)

Cr/D/F Grading Change Dates

Last day to change between Credit/D/Fail and percentage grading (grading options cannot be changed after this date): September 21, 2020

Withdrawal Dates
Last day to withdraw without a W standing : September 21, 2020
Last day to withdraw with a W standing
(course cannot be dropped after this date) :
October 30, 2020

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Seat Summary
Total Seats Remaining:12
Currently Registered:138
General Seats Remaining:12
Restricted Seats Remaining*:0
-  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. Please note: this course is not recommended for students with more than 90 credits. COVID-19 notice: This course is designed to accommodate students who might not be physically situated in Vancouver. All activities are online, including the remotely proctored final exam.

Book Summary :
Title Reqd/Opt/Rel Author ISB
++ Argument : Critical Thinking Logic & Fallacies 2/Cdn Ed Required WOODS +++ 9780130399380