Course: PHIL 135. Reasoning with Numbers (3)

How is our everyday understanding of the world shaped by our encounters with data? How do you calculate a risk? Can numbers lie? This course is a critical assessment of the uses and misuses of numbers in popular media and everyday life. Students will learn how to handle quantitative data visually and creatively and will practice critical reasoning to assess how the language of math can be used to inform and mislead. Special attention is paid to quantitative and statistical reasoning in media, politics, health and finance. (Available for General Education, Basic Skills B4 Mathematics and Quantitative Reasoning.)

Spring-2024 - Schedule of Classes

PHIL 135

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