- Name: Critical Thinking & Reasoning
- Division: Liberal Arts
- Discipline: Philosophy
- Units (Credits): 3.00
I. Catalog Course Description
Covers nonsymbolic introduction to logical thinking in everyday life, law, politics, science, advertising; common fallacies; and the uses of language, including techniques of persuasion.
II: Course Objectives
To bring the students of this course to new levels of understanding of:
- The usage of language as a precise tool of communication.
- The development of logical analysis of statements and arguments.
- The various forms of fallacies commonly used in everyday discourse. To bring the student to an understanding of logical and reasonable usages of language, and the capability of recognizing illogical discourse when confronted with it.
III: Course Linkage
Phil 102 satisfies the general education requirement for any degree or certificate program and addresses the following Student Learning Objectives of the General Education Requirement by ensuring that students:
- Demonstrate an adequate knowledge of critical thinking skills.
- Use appropriate principles of reasoning and decision-making.
Scheduled PHIL-102 classes:
There are currently no PHIL-102 classes scheduled for this term.