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<span id="_ctl16__ctl0_head_title">Ryerson: The Chang School: Course: CPHL 214</span>

CPHL 214 Critical Thinking I


Degree Credit
Arts Program Area


Antirequisite(s): CSSH 105, PHC 182; N/A to Arts and Contemp. Studies, Criminology, English, Environmental and Urban Sustainability, Geography, History, GCM, Int'l Econ, Philosophy, Politics and Governance, Psychology, Sociology or Undeclared Arts students.
Duration: 39 Hours
Fee: $631.27* (Payment in full is required at time of enrolment.)
Available through Distance Education


A 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. (Lower-level liberal studies elective)

Note: 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.

Fall 2017
Enrolment for this term is closed.
Distance Delivery Option
Distance: Internet 11 Sep 2017-09 Dec 2017
Classroom Delivery Option
Wednesday6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 13 Sep 2017-13 Dec 2017
Winter 2018
Enrolment for Winter 2018 is currently open; see Important Dates for specific enrolment periods. See Enrolment for instructions on enrolling online, by mail, or in person. Undergraduate Students: Please enrol using RAMSS for courses applicable to your degree program.
Distance Delivery Option
Distance: Internet15 Jan 2018 - 14 Apr 2018
Classroom Delivery Option
Distance: Internet
and Tuesday (FIRSTNAT)
and Tuesday (FIRSTNAT)

9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M.
15 Nov 2017 - 30 Apr 2018
21 Nov 2017 - 21 Nov 2017
17 Apr 2018 - 17 Apr 2018
Tuesday6:30 P.M. - 9:30 P.M.16 Jan 2018 - 17 Apr 2018
Spring/Summer 2018
This term is not yet open for enrolment via the Shopping Cart. Priority enrolment for certificate students for this term begins on February 12, 2018. Regular enrolment begins on February 26, 2018.
Distance Delivery Option
Distance: Internet 07 May 2018-28 Jul 2018
Classroom Delivery Option
Monday & Wednesday6:30 PM - 9:30 PM 07 May 2018-20 Jun 2018

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