Develops ability to identify, analyze, and evaluate reasoning ineveryday discourse. Examines the elements of good reasoning fromboth a formal and informal perspective. Introduces some formaltechniques of the basic concepts of deductive and inductivereasoning. Promotes reasoning skills through examining argumentsfrom literature, politics, business, and the media. Enables students toidentify common fallacies, to reflect on the use of language for thepurpose of persuasion, and to think critically about the sources andbiases of the vast quantity of information that confronts us in the'Information Age.'