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College of Extended Learning

Critical Thinking

Subject Course No. Credit Value
Philosophy PHIL 1101 Three (3) credit hours

This course aims at understanding and applying the principles of good reasoning. It attempts to develop the students’ interpretive skills so that they appreciate the complexities of natural language. They become familiar with issues of clarity, distinctions between arguments and other kinds of linguistic usage and between different types of argument, as well as evaluation of and response to arguments.

Instructor: Ahmad Rahmanian (please contact the instructor if you need an up-to-date syllabus)
Prerequisite: None

Why take this course?

  • This course attempts to develop the students’ evaluative skills by identifying various methods of explaining an argument’s strength or weakness, as well as common fallacies and irrational techniques of persuasion.
  • The approach taken to the evaluation of the students’ work is designed to facilitate one-on-one student-instructor dialogue and to enrich the students’ learning experience.
  • An interactive aspect of the course involves a forum for the exchange of ideas among the students to further enrich their learning experience.
  • The materials include the instructor’s notes on each chapter in the text, midterm and final study guides, and student resources where interactive review materials (such as question sets, flashcards, and a logic checker), sample arguments, and supplemental reading, can be found.

Course details

Students have six months from the registration date to complete the course. All course exams and assignments must be completed by the designated end date.

Assignments and examinations

  • 11 x Quizzes (20% total)
  • 17 x Short Tasks (40% total)
  • 1 x Midterm Test (10%)
  • 1 x Final Exam (invigilated, 30%)

The final exam for this course will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form.

Fees and payments

Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable/non-transferable online fee per course. Learn more about fees and methods of payment.

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If you have previously registered in this online course and wish to register again, please contact us at 453-4646 to complete the registration process.

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