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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.


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

Please note: Students interested in taking the course will first need to register in the course's waitlist section (PHIL 120-WL2). If the waitlist is showing as 'Unreleased,' it is because there were enough open seats in the main course section to justify a temporary waitlist closure. If this is the case, please self-register in the main course section.

If the waitlist has seats available and registration on the main course section is blocked, the waitlist is open. Students will be registered in open seats in PHIL 120-002 in the order in which they join this waitlist. This waitlist will be manually updated on weekday mornings. If seats open up in the main course section on the weekend or after 12 PM Monday-Friday, waitlisted students will be registered on the next weekday morning. Please direct any questions you may have to Jillian, at: phil.ugradengagement@ubc.ca. 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, p and ~

roof 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
PHIL 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.


PHIL 120 99CDistance EducationC

Please note: If registration is blocked on this course, students interested in taking the course will first need to register in the course's waitlist section (PHIL 120-WLC). Students will be registered in open seats in PHIL 120-99C in the order in which they join this waitlist. This waitlist will be manually updated on weekday mornings. If seats open up in the main course section on the weekend or after 12 PM Monday-Friday, waitlisted students will be registered on the next weekday morning. Please direct any questions you may have to Jillian, at: phil.ugradengagement@ubc.ca. 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; el and ~

ementary 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.


UnreleasedPHIL 120 WL2Waiting List2 Mon Wed Fri11:0012:00

Please note: If this waitlist is showing as 'Unreleased,' it is because there were enough open seats in the main course section to justify a temporary waitlist closure. Please visit the main course section to self-register in the course.

If this waitlist has seats available, the waitlist is open, and students interested in taking PHIL 120-002 will first need to register in this waitlist section. Students will be registered in open seats in PHIL 120-002 in the order in which they join this waitlist. This waitlist will be manually updated on weekday mornings. If seats open up in the main course section on the weekend or after 12 PM Monday-Friday, waitlisted students will be registered on the next weekday morning. Please direct any questions you may have to Jillian, at: phil.ugradengagement@ubc.ca.

UnreleasedPHIL 120 WLCWaiting ListC

Please note: if this waitlist section shows as 'Unreleased,' there were enough seats open in the main course section to justify a temporary waitlist closure. Students interested in taking PHIL 120-99C should self-register in the main course section in this case. If, however, registration on the main course section is blocked and there are open seats in this waitlist section, the waitlist is open; students interested in taking PHIL 120-99C will be required to first register in this waitlist section in this case. Students will be registered in open seats in PHIL 120-99C in the order in which they join this waitlist. This waitlist will be manually updated on weekday mornings. If seats open up in the main course section on the weekend or after 12 PM Monday-Friday, waitlisted students will be and ~

registered on the next weekday morning. Please direct any questions you may have to Jillian, at: phil.ugradengagement@ubc.ca.