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
20297 PHIL 3 51Z ······· TBA-TBA Nick Baiamonte ONLINE

Class Materials: View textbook and/or other materials for this course available at the Bookstore.
Class Dates: This class runs from 2021-09-20 to 2021-12-10.

Footnote Information

PHIL-003.51Z-: This is an online class that does not have scheduled meetings. Students can log in anytime to do the required weekly course work. Students must have access to a computer, the internet and an individual email address. 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. Most De Anza classes will use the Canvas course management system. 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
Five hours lecture (60 hours total per quarter).
Gen Ed
General Education Class
Program Status
Program Applicable
Credit - Degree Applicable
Grading Method
Letter Grading


See general education pages for the requirements this course meets.
EWRT 1A or EWRT 1AH or (EWRT 1AS and EWRT 1AT) or ESL 5.
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