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2022-2023 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
    
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PHIL 100 - Workshop in Critical Thinking


Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-A3
Development of clarity and focus in thinking, with attention to rigor, modes of explanation, validity of reasoning, etc. Must earn C- or better for GE credit.

Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground, or Entirely Online, or Hybrid.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-A3 - Lower Division Critical Thinking
Course Typically Offered: Fall & Spring


Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
  1. students will be able to: understand logic and its relation to language, and deductive reasoning, and formal and informal fallacies;
  2. demonstrate the ability to distinguish among the different sorts of claims, such as statements of opinion, reasoned judgements, proofs, and articles of faith;
  3. develop the ability to identify, analyze, evaluate, and present arguments: reason inductively and deductively: and
  4. construct arguments both to support and refute claims.


A3. Critical Thinking Learning Outcomes
  1. understand logic and its relation to language, elementary inductive and deductive reasoning, and formal and informal fallacies;
  2. demonstrate the ability to distinguish among different sorts of claims, such as statements of opinion, reasoned judgments, proofs, and articles of faith;
  3. develop the ability to identify, analyze, evaluate, and present arguments, and construct arguments both to support and refute claims; and
  4. develop the ability to reason inductively and deductively.



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