Philosophy | Thinking and Reasoning
P105 | 3355 | McDonald
This introductory course will focus on such topics as: the composition and
analysis of rational discourse/ argumentation, the basics of deductive reasoning
and formal logic, an overview of common logical fallacies, the importance of
interpretation and meaning, and an introduction to inductive/ empirical reasoning.
Class time will be split between discussion of assigned readings and exercises,
in class projects, and previews of new material. Group study will be encouraged.
Students will be expected to read, carefully examine, and master their weekly
textbook assignments. Final course grades will be based upon quality of
completed homework, in-class participation, and on a midterm and final exams.