- Program: Philosophy
- Course: Critical Thinking
- Course #: PHIL2100
- Credits: 3
Course DescriptionThis course is an introduction to logic, the study of reasoning. Students will investigate what an `argument` is in logic, which different forms of argument are good ones, which are not, and which rules to follow in constructing and evaluating arguments. Students will also master some useful problem-solving methodologies relevant to the workplace.
Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.
Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).
The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Explain fallacious reasoning
Evaluate inductive arguments for generalizations
Evaluate inductive arguments for analogies
Evaluate inductive arguments for causation
Evaluate inductive arguments from authority
Evaluate validity of deductive arguments
Evaluate soundness of deductive arguments
Defend a position on a given topic
Apply problem-solving methodologies