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PHIL 103 Critical Thinking

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Course Description

A general overview of the principles and methods of reasoning skills is examined. Methods and techniques are introduced to identify arguments from various types of discourse. Students develop the skills to analyze the structure of an argument, types of argument; informal fallacies and evaluation of arguments. Some formal logic is introduced to facilitate understanding of logical reasoning. Students develop skills of constructing valid/sound argument in argumentative essays.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements:Area A3
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A3), UC