Developing and Evaluating Arguments JC-CRI-1003


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Course Description

Understanding arguments and how they are constructed makes it easier to analyze another person's point of view and decide whether you agree with it. Understanding arguments also helps you construct your own arguments and be more persuasive.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the structure of an argument
  • Define the terms premise and conclusion
  • Define signal words
  • Identify the premises and conclusion in an argument
  • List signal words for premises and conclusions
  • Describe the differences between deductive, inductive, and abductive reasoning
  • Explain how the terms valid and sound relate to deductive arguments
  • Explain how the terms strong and cogent relate to inductive arguments
  • Define the term logical fallacy
  • Describe several examples of logical fallacies
  • Define the term counterargument

Estimated completion time (hours): 1.4