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College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PHI 103 Critical Thinking

Credits: (3)
The aim of this course is to equip students with the capacity to critically consider various claims, arguments, and other purported reasons for belief and action. Students will learn to identify and construct arguments; discern whether the premises of arguments support their conclusions; and discover many common valid and invalid argument forms. Students will also learn to identify common logical fallacies in real-world examples; evaluate and construct arguments for should conclusions (e.g., arguments with the conclusion that such-and-such should be done); analyze analogies; and identify common heuristics and related cognitive biases.