Develops ability to identify, analyze and evaluate the reasoning in everyday discourse. Examines the elements of good reasoning from both a formal and informal perspective. Introduces some formal techniques of the basic concepts of deductive and inductive reasoning. Promotes reasoning skills through examining arguments from literature, politics, business, and the media. Enables students to identify common fallacies, reflect on the use of language for the purpose of persuasion, and think critically about the sources and biases of the vast quantity of information that confronts us in the Information Age.
NOTE: This entire class includes discussions, assignments, course projects, and exams