Nov 29, 2021
PHI 110 - Introduction to Critical Thinking
Description: Introductory study of critical thinking and informal logic, with emphasis on argumentation, rhetoric, and problem-solving. Examination of language, meaning, definition, fallacies, and arguments as they occur in both academic and real-world settings. Application of critical thinking strategies to contemporary issues and practical problem solving.
Prerequisites: Reading Proficiency.
- Fundamentals of critical thinking
- Biases and assumptions in thought, arguments, and language
- Critical reading, writing, and speaking.
- Logical problem solving
- Language, content, and structure in arguments
- Formal and informal logic and their fallacies
- Critical analysis of contemporary issues
- Critical analysis of the media, including print, Internet, video, and advertising
- Describe elements and aspects of the thinking, and critical thinking processes. (1)
- Evaluate the role of biases and assumptions in thought, arguments and language. (2, 5)
- Apply thinking skills to writing, reading, speaking and listening activities. (3)
- Incorporate knowledge of formal and informal logic in argumentation and problem solving. (4,5,6)
- Apply critical thinking skills to create solutions to problems in social, cultural, and personal issues. (7)
- Apply critical thinking strategies to media and everyday arguments. (8)