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Honours BASc (Interdisciplinary Studies Major with Concentration in International Conflict and Human Rights) (O) - A Defense against the Dark Arts

Philosophy 2413 A Defense against the Dark Arts
A study of reasoning and argument in real-life contexts such as editorials, magazine articles, political speeches, and videos. The purpose of the course is to foster the ability to think critically, detect flaws in fallacious arguments, and defend against the dark arts of sophistry and rhetoric employed by politicians, corporations, and fake news sites in an attempt to manipulate individuals and the public.
Credit Weight: 0.5
Offering: 3-0; or 3-0
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities