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HUM 440 Module 2 Assignment 2 Errors in Reasoning

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.hum440rank.com In this assignment, you will select one of the claims listed below. Using what you know about the topic, describe at least four claims that might commonly be made that display some of the errors in reasoning covered in this module's readings. You may have to do a bit of research to find popular positions on these topics. For example, if the claim is: Children should not be allowed to play violent video games.


Then four common claims about the subject might be: 1. Children have always played violent games and they turned out okay. 2. Dr. Dre says that violent video games are okay. 3. Everybody knows that violent video games don’t cause problems. 4. Many countries banned violent video games and they have higher crime rates than we do. And the errors they represent might be: 1. Children have always played violent games and they turned out okay (appeal to tradition and false analogy). 2. Dr. Dre says that violent video games are okay (argument by mistaken authority). 3. Everybody knows that violent video games don’t cause problems (appeal to common belief). 4. Many countries banned violent video games and they have higher crime rates than we do (post hoc ergo propter hoc). Because 1. Any sentence that talks about how we have always done something as a way to justify doing it is an appeal to tradition. 2. The claim looks like it comes from an authority, but Dr. Dre is a musician, not a doctor. 3. Any claim that says that everyone knows something as a way to justify doing it is an appeal to common belief.


4. Showing that two things happened (that video games are accepted and crime is up) does not prove that the two things are related or that the first caused the second; this is called post hoc ergo propter hoc, which means after this, so because of this. Select one of these topics. Using what you know about the topic and additional research you conduct, describe at least four claims that might commonly be made that display some of the errors in reasoning covered in this module's readings. 1. Should people under 18 be subjected to legal curfews or restricted driving privileges? 2. Should libraries be required to install filtering software or otherwise censor the materials that they provide? 3. Should insurance companies be required to pay for breast reconstruction, birth control pills, or Viagra? 4. Should the use of camera phones be banned in gymnasiums or other locations? ==============================================

HUM 440 Module 3 Assignment 2 LASA 1 Course Project Task I

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Argument Paper Section 1 Your local town is addressing the following issues in its lawmaking: 1. Should people under 18 be subjected to legal curfews or restricted driving privileges? 2. Should libraries be required to install filtering software or otherwise censor the materials that they provide? 3. Should insurance companies in your state be required to pay for breast reconstruction, birth control pills, or Viagra? 4. Should the use of camera phones be banned in local gymnasiums or other locations? As an active citizen, you ask to research and present to the town's citizens one of the above issues. The governing body has agreed and asks that your presentation be specifically designed to show citizens of the community how and why one of the issues above is controversial and how to be educated consumers of information regarding this issue. They ask this because the citizens will be voting on these issues in future elections and the governing body wants its citizens to be properly educated on these topics. In your presentation, make sure you include the following: Remember, you are giving a presentation to an audience that does not know much, if anything, about your topic. ¡ Explain the issue, including definitions of common terms involved in the issue and why this issue is controversial. ¡ Identify and describe three to four different conclusions that are drawn when arguments related to the issue are made.


¡ Summarize the kinds of evidence typically used for each constructed argument related to the issue. Be sure to discuss the reasons these kinds of evidence are used and/or are most effective. ¡ Analyze how each of the different conclusions regarding the topic use particular evidence to support their claims, paying particular attention to analyzing how the conclusions rely on different facts, different sources of evidence, or different reasoning from other conclusions. In other words, explain why certain groups would use a particular type of evidence while an opposing group would use a different type of evidence, or how two groups can represent that same data in two completely different ways. ¡ Utilize at least three different sources and properly cite them throughout the presentation. The presentation should be 8 to 10 slides long, and each slide should have complete, formally written slide notes (proper grammar, APA formatting, and academic tone) for recordkeeping purposes and in the event there are citizens who are deaf or hard-of-hearing at your presentation. The slide notes must include proper APA citation of sources, proper paragraphing, and proper grammar and tone. Visually, the slides should be easy to read. A properly APA-formatted reference page must be the last slide of your presentation. See the rubric for more specific requirements of the presentation. ==============================================

HUM 440 Module 4 Assignment 2 Structured Statements


FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.hum440rank.com This exercise will help you become more proficient at recognizing, translating, and evaluating if and andstatements. In this assignment, find two examples for the exercise; translate the claims of the example into symbolic form; identify an if or an and statement; then assess it. Note: Translation and assessment are tools we use to categorize statements. Therefore, you will not be penalized if, through translation and assessment, you learn a statement that appeared to be an if or an andstatement is a statement of another type. The completed assignment must contain the original claims, your translation of the claims into logical form, and your assessment of the statement in logical form. The original examples should be three to five sentences in length. Your assessment should include answers to the following questions: ¡

Is the set of claims an argument?

¡ Is the original claim (when translated) an if . . . then or and statement? ¡ Did the translation of the original claims reveal the statement was a different kind of statement than you originally believed? Remember, you will also need to provide a translation key to explain the symbols you use


You must cite the source of information you use in your argument appropriately. Apply current APA standards for editorial style, expression of ideas, and format of text, citations, and references. ==============================================

HUM 440 Module 5 Assignment 1 LASA 2 Final Argument Paper

FOR MORE CLASSES VISIT www.hum440rank.com The question is : Should youth 18 years and younger have a legal curfew? Using the information from the PowerPoint presentation you created in Module 3, write an Argument Paper that takes a position on the issue you selected. Be sure to include an explanation of the topic, possible viewpoints on the topic, your selected position on the topic, and appropriate evidence to support both your position and that of your possible opponents. Avoid the errors in reasoning that we have studied during the past five weeks by providing your argument in a logically defensible form. Directions: 1. Provide a summary introduction that succinctly identifies and explains the chosen issue, including key terms.


2. Identify and explain one argument (pro or con) related to the chosen issue; either summarize an existing argument or construct an original one. 3. Identify and assess the type of evidence offered in support of the argument position. This will include identifying premises and conclusions. 4. Analyze the evidence by explaining how the evidence logically supports or fails to support the argument's conclusion, and critically evaluate the argument for any reasoning errors, accurately align the argument with the selected topic, and describe the source of the argument. 5. Next, identify and explain one counter argument (pro or con) related to the chosen issue and related to the first argument; either summarize an existing argument or construct an original one. 6. Identify and assess the type of evidence offered in support of the argument position. This will include identifying premises and conclusions. 7. Analyze the evidence by explaining how the evidence logically supports or fails to support the argument's conclusion, and critically evaluate the argument for any reasoning errors, accurately align the argument with the selected topic, and describe the source of the argument. 8. Critically assess which of the two arguments is superior; defend the judgment by explaining how and why. Explain the value of critical-thinking analysis in reaching this final conclusion. 9. Apply current APA standards for editorial style, expression of ideas, and format of text, citations, and references. Professionally


present the position using good grammar, spelling, and punctuation. ==============================================

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