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John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Course Prefix: PHI                                     Course Number: 105                                    
Course Title: Critical Thinking and Informal Logic
Subject: Philosophy
Minimum Credits: 3.0                                     Maximum Credits: 3.0                                     Hours per week: 3.0

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course is a basic introduction to critical reasoning. Focus is on students' developing and applying skills in critical and analytic reading and writing. Topics covered include recognizing arguments, identifying premises and conclusions, clarity and relevance in argumentative language, distinguishing types of arguments, validity and soundness in constructing and evaluating arguments, fallacies, elements of legal reasoning.

  
Start Date:    08/31/2001                         End Date: