TPH-499: Argumentation and Critical Thinking

TPH-499: Argumentation and Critical Thinking

VIDEO OVERVIEW
COURSE DESCRIPTION

Students should be aware that EUCLID’s Latin motto means “Let us also hear the other side.”

EUCLID’s academic philosophy, applied within at schools of the extension, bears the imprint of this ideal. For this reason, 2 credits are assigned to this important course which is considered foundational.

For most students (ask your instructor if this requirement does not apply), this course will also use recorded video lectures.

1 US Credit

1.7 ECTS

Certificate

COURSE OBJECTIVES / LEARNING OUTCOMES

To verify, reinforce and increase the student’s ability to understand, conceive, analyze and articulate sound argumentation.

Our direction to the students is to focus on the terminology used in the lectures (see glossary) and to be able to apply the concepts to debates and arguments.

At the end of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify fallacies and flawed argumentation
  • articulate sound arguments
  • use proper terminology
  • analyze a debate or series of arguments
  • present a convincing case on any topic.

Note: some of the terms to be mastered include (this is a very partial list):

  • Inductive / Deductive
  • Ad Hominem
  • Equivocation
  • Syllogism
  • Assumption
  • Fallacy
  • Equivocation
  • Circular reasoning
  • Straw Man.
COURSE FACULTY
Pr. Clint Roberts
Education: M.Div. with Languages, Philosophy of Religion from Southwestern Theological Seminary; PhD (Philosophy) from UNISA University courses taught: Intro to Philosophy, Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Religion, Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Ethics, World Religions
COURSE SYLLABUS