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Constructing and Writing Logical Arguments (ENG-211)
Varies (self-study; self-paced).
June 2017 - Present.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: recognize and describe the types of arguments made in any persuasive argument; translate written plain language arguments into symbolic language; test arguments for validity using established principles of logical reasoning; communicate in writing in logically persuasive manners and use arguments that are logically valid; apply abstract logical principles to concrete arguments and circumstances; and distinguish between various types of reasoning, including inductive, deductive and analogical.
The focus of this course is determining whether an argument is sound using logical principles and teaches students to commit logical arguments to paper and to evaluate written arguments. Students use various types of reasoning, including inductive, deductive and analogical reasoning so they are better equipped to make determinations as to the validity of an argument.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in English or as a general elective (6/17).