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Philosophy (PHIL)
211 Susan Campbell, 541-346-5547
College of Arts & Sciences
9 - Low cost (less than $50) for class textbook materials.
Course Data
  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: Portella EE-mailHomepage Office:   161 Susan Campbell Hall
Office Hours: 0000 - 2359 by appointment only during W'19
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  CRN Avail Max Time Day Location Instructor Notes
  14933 2 35 0900-0950 mtwr 199 ESL Portella E Additional Web Resources Available9

Final Exam:

1015-1215 w 12/05 199 ESL
Academic Deadlines
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September 23:   Process a complete drop (100% refund, no W recorded)
September 29:   Drop this course (100% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
September 29:   Process a complete drop (90% refund, no W recorded; after this date, W's are recorded)
September 30:   Add this course
September 30:   Process a complete withdrawal (90% refund, W recorded)
September 30:   Withdraw from this course (100% refund, W recorded)
October 3:   Last day to change to or from audit
October 7:   Process a complete withdrawal (75% refund, W recorded)
October 7:   Withdraw from this course (75% refund, W recorded)
October 14:   Process a complete withdrawal (50% refund, W recorded)
October 14:   Withdraw from this course (50% refund, W recorded)
October 21:   Process a complete withdrawal (25% refund, W recorded)
October 21:   Withdraw from this course (25% refund, W recorded)
November 11:   Withdraw from this course (0% refund, W recorded)
November 11:   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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