Students will learn about "logical fallacies": what they are, what to avoid, and what to identify in arguments. In order to create their best arguments, they will understand what a bad argument is and what common fallacies, or booby-traps, exist in argumentation.
Several examples will be provided and students will practice working in groups as well as individually. This lesson will be applied to a larger project they are working on to create a TED Talk debate for this course in which two students will debate the question: Is Wind Energy the Answer? One area of assessment will be whether or not students used or identified the use of logical fallacies.