Note: This course was previously called ENG 100 College Writing, Research Literacy and Critical Thinking.
PHL 201 Think Smarter! Strengthening Reasoning and Writing Skills is a practical course to help you build the critical thinking and communication skills necessary for academic and professional success. In this course, you will learn specific critical thinking strategies to refine your approach to reading, reasoning, writing, and evaluating information. For example, you will learn how to differentiate critical thinking from ordinary thinking; how to apply critical thinking strategies to the research and writing process (e.g., ambiguity, bias, assumptions, fallacies, and counter arguments); how to ethically use sources in the research and writing process; how to analyze primary and secondary research for credibility; and how writing choice (such as grammar, words choice, and punctuation) influence communication and credibility.
Maximum Enrollment: 30 students
Required Materials (Course Pack)
The Required Materials (or Course Pack) cost—including standard shipping within the United States—is $133. This includes:
- Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) - $115
Get the most up to date information about required textbooks for this class, including ISBN, edition and price, by visiting our Required Textbooks page.
Total Course Price: $975 (3 credits x $325 per credit) + $133 Course Pack + $99.99 Textbook = $1207.99
Does not include Registration Fee, which is $200 per program or $30 per credit if enrolling in single courses.
* You may always elect to buy or rent your textbooks/ebooks new or used. However, when choosing to purchase college textbooks and supplementary materials outside the College store, please use caution to ensure you purchase the correct version of required materials.
Optional Recommended Reading & Study Kits
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Last updated 10/25/18