Critical Thinking: Informal Logic
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: School of Undergraduate Studies
Course Number: NPHI 2610
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Using source material from philosophy and other fields, the class studies the principles and methods that distinguish good reasoning from poor reasoning. The course covers the basic concepts of validity, truth, induction, and deduction, and students learn how to recognize, criticize, and avoid common fallacies. Through formal exercises and analytical writing assignments, students master the skills required to construct arguments that are both sound and persuasive. This a foundation course for students seeking a liberal arts degree.