PHIL 110 - Logic and Critical Thinking teaches the importance of critical thinking in everyday and professional life. Students will learn to identify arguments and their key components such as premises and conclusions; they will understand what makes arguments good ones and see multiple examples of logical fallacies. They will learn formal and informal techniques for analyzing arguments and will see psychological barriers to logical reasoning. Discussions posts, quizzes, homework, exams and a class paper give students ample opportunities to practice course concepts. They will leave with an appreciation of why “The unexamined life is not worth living.”
This course meets the All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements for Arts/Humanities (Category 3B) and is approved under gtPathways in the content area of Ways of Thinking (GT-AH3).
All reading materials are provided in the course at no cost to the student.