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Philosophy (PHIL)
211 Susan Campbell, 541-346-5547
College of Arts & Sciences
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  PHIL 103   Critical Reasoning >1 4.00 cr.
Introduction to thinking and reasoning critically. How to recognize, analyze, criticize, and construct arguments.
Grading Options: Optional for all students
Instructor: Showler PE-mailHomepage Office:   232 Susan Campbell Hall
Office Hours: 1030 - 1220 R during Winter 2019
Additional Web Resources AvailableWeb-related Resources: Syllabus for PHIL 103
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  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  35709 1 35 1500-1550 mtwr 303 GER Showler P Additional Web Resources Available

Final Exam:

1445-1645 r 6/14 303 GER
Academic Deadlines
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April 9:   Process a complete drop (75% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
April 11:   Add this course
April 11:   Last day to change to or from audit
April 15:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
April 22:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
April 29:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
May 20:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
May 20:   Change grading option for this course
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Expanded Course Description
Through the practice of argumentation in relation to current and classic controversies, this course is designed to improve your reasoning skills as well as your critical writing capabilities. Along the way, students will also explore informal fallacies, basic rules of deduction and induction, issues pertaining to the ethics of belief, and some general reflections on the political dimensions and promise of argumentatio. Typical assignments include argumentative journals, homework sets, and in-class exams. Class time involves a mixture of lecture, discussion, and group work.
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