Employers have long since emphasized the need for strong critical thinking and analytical reasoning skills in their prospective employees. And recent studies have shown that instructors can significantly improve these skills by training students to visualize arguments using “maps” that illustrate the underlying logical structure of a text. By clearly exposing the logical structure of arguments, argument visualizations can help students organize and navigate complex information, encourage clearly articulated reasoning, and help students communicate arguments clearly and effectively. In this course, students will learn and practice a technique for visualizing the logical structures implicit in argumentative texts called “Argument Mapping.” Having learned to uncover the key parts of complex arguments in this way, students will be better equipped to comprehend these arguments and to reason clearly about them. In addition to PHL 123, this is a course that would be particularly useful to those interested in law school, graduate school, or any career that may involve the rigorous evaluation and construction of arguments.