Department: UG_University elective
Module Description: This module is an extensive introduction to the fundamentals of logic, argumentation, reasoning, rhetoric, and language of critical thinking. It covers the principles and practices of syllogisms, language and meaning, deductive and inductive reasoning, nature of arguments, categories of logical errors and fallacies, epistemology of truth and credibility, methods of rhetorical persuasion, and critical thinking tools. Although this module is philosophical in its capacity, it focuses on conditioning students to become logical and critical in their interaction with intellectual thought and complex ideas.
Akiba, K. (2021). The philosophy major's introduction to philosophy: concepts and distinctions. New York, NY: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group.
Barr, M. and Ben-Shakhar, G. (2019). Science, pseudo-science, non-sense, and critical thinking : why the differences matter. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge.
Herrick, P. W. (2013). Introduction to logic. Oxford University Press.