This course teaches the student to employ sound critical thinking, both in the general sense of the term and in narrower contexts related to this school’s programs of study. Students will learn to apply formal but non quantitative logic, analytical reasoning, and logical reasoning, and above all to appreciate the importance of maintaining an open mind when examining and assessing the validity of various arguments and the value of diverse sources of information.
Prerequisite (or equivalent):
Identify, describe, and critically evaluate information sources for quality and validity as evidence.
Demonstrate a systematic approach to critical thinking and explain its concepts and governing rules regarding the context in which thinking occurs.
Demonstrate a competency to formulate arguments that are valid, and sound.
Demonstrate and understanding of rival causes when making assessments.
Write an analysis of a current issue using critical thinking techniques.
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