Course DescriptionA course designed to develop clarity of thought and method in the construction, analysis and evaluation of both unsupported claims and those supported by arguments. While there will be some exposure to the notion of logical form, the emphasis here is upon informal principles and arguments stated in ordinary language. Topics include the nature and methods of argument, classification and definition, along with some common fallacies and some questions about meaning and language. Restriction: Criminal Justice, Politics and Governance, Psychology, Sociology, Undeclared Arts. PHL 214 is not available for credit to students who choose SSH 105.
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Restriction: AC001, CJ001, PG001, PS001, SO001, AV001
There will be an on-campus exam for the distance offering of this course; however, arrangements can be made for those students who live more than 100 km from the Ryerson campus. For more information, visit Off-Campus Exam FAQ.
RequisitesAntirequisites: CSSH 105, PHC 182
Not available to ACS, Criminology, English, Environmental and Urban Sustainability, Geography, History, GCM, Int'l Econ, Philosophy, Politics and Governance, Psychology, Sociology or Undeclared Arts students.