PHI 100: Critical Thinking

Class Program
Credits 3
In this course, students develop the ability to form and critically evaluate arguments. In the beginning, special attention is given to informal logic (especially logical fallacies) and to understanding strong deductive, inductive, and abductive inferences. The remainder of the course is devoted to practical applications of critical thinking skills to topics such as claims made about ghosts, ESP, astrology, UFO abductions, relativism, conspiracy theories, advertising, political speech, media, etc.