Open Summer 2017 Courses

Summer Fall

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
Units: 3

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