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This page gives you a quick way to find out more about online and hybrid courses offered at MiraCosta. Click any course title to learn more about the course. Many instructors add details here about expectations for the course and what students need to do to get started.

Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Informal Logic and Critical Thinking

This course develops critical thinking skills through the study of informal logic. Topics include the structure and evaluation of arguments, fallacies, credibility, rhetorical devices, and explanations. Using examples from the news media, advertising, political speeches, and other real-life sources, students learn the distinction between claims and theories that make sense and claims and theories that do not survive rational scrutiny.

Subject: PHIL
Course Number: 100
Section Number: 1873
Units: 3

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Blackboard
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Office: 3206
Office hours: 11am-1pm Thursdays
Phone: 760-757-2121 x6241
Instructor notes: This is an 8-week course taught entirely online. There are specific due dates each week, so the course is not self-paced. The required textbook is available in the bookstore or as an eBook. Students must complete introductory assignments, including a quiz and three discussion board posts by Thursday of the first week, or they will be dropped from the course. This course does NOT begin until October 15, 2012.

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