Encourages the democratic art of thoughtful and tolerant discussion. The initial emphasis on critical reading focuses on argument identification, structure, and evaluation. Topics for study include the basic elements of deduction and induction, implication, causality, forming and testing hypotheses, evidence, problem solving and the evaluation of sources of information. Students will apply skills and principles learned to the oral and written presentation of their own arguments.
Prerequisite: ENG-310 or ENGL-112 Must complete 60 credits before taking this course.
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