Your initial discussion thread is due on Day 3 (Thursday) and you have until Day 7 (Monday) to respond to your classmates. Your grade will reflect both the quality of your initial post and the depth of your responses. Refer to the Discussion Forum Grading Rubric under the Settings icon above for guidance on how your discussion will be evaluated.
|Understanding Fallacies [WLOs: 1, 2, 3] [CLOs: 1, 2, 3]|
Prior to beginning work on this discussion, read the assigned chapters in your textbook and read the standardized guidance (under the “Lectures” tab), including watching the embedded videos, which will help you better to know the fallacies.
Your instructor will choose the discussion question and post it as the first post in the discussion forum. Answer all the questions in the prompt, and read any resources that are required to complete the discussion properly. Based on the selected prompt, you may need to review one or more of the interactive modules below to better prepare for your discussion:
- Buying a Car (Links to an external site.): This scenario will introduce you to evaluating arguments.
- The Parking Garage (Links to an external site.): This scenario will help you to examine your own biases and stereotypes.
- The Graduate (Links to an external site.): This scenario will present several arguments and demonstrate how arguments appear in daily life and can be broken down into premise and conclusion form.
- PHI103 Informal Fallacies (Links to an external site.): This practice activity will help you identify types of fallacies.
- PHI103 Rhetorical Devices Knowledge Check (Links to an external site.): This practice activity will help in identifying rhetorical devices.
In addition, watch the video Fallacies (Links to an external site.) (displayed below).
Guided Response: In addition to your original post, post a minimum of three responses for a total of at least four posts. At least two responses must be to your classmates; the third response could be to a classmate or your instructor. Be sure to post on three separate days throughout the week to promote further engagement and discussion. Each response should be a minimum of 75 words.