57SyllabusSpring2010 - San Jos State University College of...

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Phil 57 Logic and Critical Reasoning Spring 2010 Page 1 of 3 San José State University College of Humanities/Department of Philosophy Philosophy 57, Logic & Critical Reasoning, Section 1, Spring 2010 Instructor: Lisa Bernasconi Office Location: Faculty Office Building 208 Email: [email protected] Office Hours: Wednesdays, 9:00am to 10:15am Class Days/Time: Mondays and Wednesdays, 10:30am to 11:45am Classroom: Sweeney Hall 348 GE/SJSU Studies Category: Critical Thinking (A3) Web Page Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my web page at http://www.mrsbernasconi.com. You are responsible for regularly logging into the website to keep up with announcements and changes. Course Description basic concepts of logic; goals and standards of both deductive and inductive reasoning; techniques of argument analysis and assessment; evaluation of evidence; language and definition; fallacies Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives GE/SJSU Studies/Course Content Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. distinguish between reasoning (e.g., explanation, argument) and other types of discourse (e.g., description, assertion). 2. analyze, and evaluate different types of reasoning. 3. find and state crucial unstated assumptions in reasoning. 4. evaluate factual claims or statements used in reasoning, and evaluate the sources of evidence for such claims. 5. demonstrate an understanding of what constitutes plagiarism. 6. evaluate information and its sources critically and incorporate selected information into his or her knowledge base and value system. 7. locate, retrieve, organize, analyze, synthesize, and communicate information of relevance to the subject matter of the course in an effective and efficient manner. 8. reflect on past successes, failures, and alternative strategies.
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Phil 57 Logic and Critical Reasoning Spring 2010 Page 2 of 3 Required Text LeBlanc, Jill. Thinking Clearly: A Guide to Critical Reasoning . 1st ed. New York: Norton, 1998. Assignments
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