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2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 153 - Arguments about Social Issues


Description:
This course will cultivate critical thinking skills through the examination of arguments about pressing social issues. Examples may include (but are not limited to) freedom of speech, environmental preservation, identity politics, and firearm laws. Course will be offered every year (Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer).

Credits: (5)

Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Accurately analyze arguments contained in prose writing on social issues, identifying their premises and conclusions.
  • Distinguish between the truth of an argument’s premises and the validity or strength of its reasoning, and evaluate that strength or validity.
  • Craft a strong argument (one which is adequately supported by evidence) for a position on a complex question concerning a social issue.
  • Identify and synthesize high-quality sources and use them effectively in support of an argument, and cite and document those sources using MLA guidelines.
  • Craft prose that conforms to academic expectations regarding clarity, coherence, unity, style, and meaning.
  • Apply research and theory to the problems posed by social issues such as (but not limited to) freedom of speech, environmental preservation, identity politics, and firearm laws.
Learner Outcomes Approval Date:
12/21/17



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