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PHIL 120
Critical Thinking


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
This course will study the attitudes, skills, and theories involved with critical thinking, including an introduction to informal and formal logic.

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate an understanding of key theoretical concepts in critical thinking.
  • Identify and define vocabulary terms such as argument, premise, conclusion, bias, verbal thinking, deduction, induction and fallacy.
  • Organize and evaluate informal argumentation within media reports, contemporary issues and classic literature.
  • Employ the standards of critical thinking to recognize the possibility of revision in their own ideas, systems of belief and epistemological principles.
  • Formulate and appraise characteristics of good argumentation both in oral and written formats.

  • Course Topics
  • Sensation, perception, intuition
  • Cognition and the brain
  • Bloom's Taxonomy and critical thinking standards
  • Elements and types of language, types of definitions
  • Critical thinking standards and argumentation
  • Argumentation, evaluation, truth, and evidence

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    PHIL 120
    Spring 2015
    1452
    jennifer bayne lemma
    PHIL 120
    Winter 2015
    6211
    James Bower
    PHIL 120
    Winter 2015
    1452
    jennifer bayne lemma
    PHIL 120
    Fall 2014
    1415
    jennifer bayne lemma
    PHIL 120
    Winter 2014
    6211
    James Bower


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
    X
    X
    X
    X
     
    X
    X
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.