Course DescriptionA course designed to develop clarity of thought and method in the construction, analysis and evaluation of both unsupported claims and those supported by arguments. While there will be some exposure to the notion of logical form, the emphasis here is on informal principles and arguments stated in ordinary language. Topics include the nature and methods of argument, classification and definition, along with some common fallacies and questions about meaning and language.
Sample Course Outline
Restriction: AC001, CJ001, PG001, PS001, SO001, AV001
This course is fully online and asynchronous, meaning you typically will not have to be online at specific times. You will engage in course-related activities through online tools such as announcements, discussions, and email. Your course learning will be based on weekly module content and activities that you can go through independently. Note: there are still deadlines for assignment submissions, and you may be expected to participate in discussion board interactions with your peers on a regular basis.
Your instructor may also include occasional scheduled sessions for Q&As and other discussion activities, using web conferencing tools such as Zoom and Google Meet. More details will be included in your course outline available on the first day of class.
RequisitesAntirequisites: CSSH 105, PHC 182
Not available to ACS, Criminology, English, Environmental and Urban Sustainability, Geography, History, GCM, Int'l Econ, Philosophy, Politics and Governance, Psychology, Sociology or Undeclared Arts students.