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PHIL 103 –  Critical Thinking (CRN: 53204) at  Cañada College for Summer 2023

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This course is offered online and it is recommended you complete a short self-assessment to ensure readiness before taking an online course.

PHIL 103 Critical Thinking

This course is an overview of key critical reasoning skills. Students develop skills to identify types of argument and to analyze the arguments. A wide range of argumentative contexts are examined, such as political discourse, advertisements, scientific claims, and commonly-used social forums. Some formal logic is introduced to strengthen logical reasoning skills. Students also construct and refine written arguments. Specific topics include informal fallacies, the relationship between evidence and conclusions, inductive arguments, deductive arguments, validity, consistency, and soundness.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
AA/AS Degree Requirements: Area A3
Transfer Credit: CSU (CSU GE Area A3), UC

Canada College (Online Course)

Department: Philosophy

Number of Units: 3

OLH - Online
Meeting Date: 06/12-07/21
Meeting Time:
Online course Room: 0000
Instructor: Jason Chang
Critical Dates for this Course Date
Last day to add class June 14, 2023
Last day to drop with a section refund June 14, 2023
Last day to drop without appearing on transcript June 19, 2023
Last day to withdraw with a W July 12, 2023
Last day to change to Pass/No Pass Grading Option
(If applicable to the course)
July 21, 2023
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