Critical Thinking and Writing

Course Description

This course is an introduction to the study of argumentation, critical evaluation, the structure of language in written composition, and research techniques. Practical applications of critical thinking skills in everyday situations such as moral thinking, problem-solving, and the evaluation of arguments. Additionally, arguments will be studied within the context of philosophical issues, texts, and subject matter. A major research paper is also required for the course.

Class Details

CRN Course Section Days Times Instructor Loc
48166 PHIL 3 01Y ·T····· 09:30 AM-11:45 AM Deena Lin MLC111

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2024-04-08 to 2024-06-28.
PHIL 003.-01Y-: HYBRID, meets on-campus and online. This class meets each week on campus and online as noted in the class listing. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. We recommend a laptop or desktop computer to successfully complete the course; a tablet or phone may not be adequate for all assignments and tests. Information about Canvas and Online Education Orientation can be found in Canvas on the Student Resources page: The Student Online Resources hub with extensive information and tips can be found at

Course Details

5 Units
  • Weekly Lecture Hours: 5
  • Weekly Lab Hours: 0
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading

General Course Statement

General Statement
See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.

Requisite and Advisory

EWRT D001A or EWRT D01AH or ESL D005.
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