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Active as of Fall Semester 2010

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Critical Thinking

2. Course Prefix & Number:
PHIL 1421

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This course helps students develop analytical and reasoning skills that will permit them to more effectively understand and discern the logical content of various types of persuasive communication, which will empower them to: 1) defend themselves from deceptive arguments and attempts to persuade, as well as 2) to more precisely clarify and evaluate their own thoughts, beliefs, values and goals. Students will learn about uses and misuses of language, common cognitive errors, recognition and formal analysis of good and bad arguments, and how to articulate and critically assess moral implications of claims.

5. Placement Tests Required:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

PHIL 1421 - Critical Thinking

There are no prerequisites for this course.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

PHIL 1421 - Critical Thinking

There are no corequisites for this course.