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Honours Bachelor of Arts and Sciences (Interdisciplinary Studies Major)/Bachelor of Education P/J (Five Year Accelerated Program) (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
Notes: Students who have previous credit in Philosophy 1117 may not take Philosophy 2413 for credit.
Course Classifications: Type A: Humanities