CRITICAL THINKING

  • Program: Philosophy
  • Course: Critical Thinking
  • Course #: PHIL2100
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This 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.

Course Evaluation

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.

Disability Services

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).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Evaluate definitions
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

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 3
  • MnTC Goal: 2
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on writing assessment test OR ENGL1021 or ENGL1026. Basic computer literacy skills required
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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