PHIL 150

Reasoning and Writing

Philosophy College of Humanities

Course Description

Informal grammar, logic, and rhetoric as tools for reading and writing. Library research.

When Taught

All Semesters/Terms

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

Min

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

3

Fixed

0

Recommended

Recommended for philosophy majors and minors

Note

No course challenges accepted.

Title

Writing and Rhetoric

Learning Outcome

Write clearly on a well-defined topic using correct grammar and conventions appropriate to philosophy, and employing a voice, tone, and diction suited to one's intended audience.

Title

Critical Reasoning

Learning Outcome

Learn basic logic skills used in critical reasoning and be able to identify invalid, unsound, and fallacious arguments

Title

Basic Writing

Learning Outcome

Cultivate basic reading and writing skills including summarizing, paraphrasing, prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and proofreading

Title

Basic Research

Learning Outcome

Use appropriate research tools including library and internet resources, and apply them to the writing of a cogent philosophical essay