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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 Mon Wed Fri14:0015:00

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. 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.


FullPHIL 120 002Web-Oriented Course2 Mon Wed Fri11:0012:00

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. Please note: this course is not recommended for students with more than 90 credits.

PHIL 120 003Web-Oriented Course1 Tue Thu9:3011:00
FullPHIL 120 99ADistance EducationA

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.


FullPHIL 120 99CDistance EducationC

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.