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INTRODUCTION TO CRITICAL THINKING (EDU-232312)

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Course Description:


This course offers concepts basic to critical thinking (clear communication, persuasion, argument, fact and opinion, etc.) in a real-world, problem-solving context geared toward working adults. Students will learn how to approach issues and problems in a reasoned way, considering purpose, language, awareness of argument structure and other concepts. Students will be expected to apply critical thinking to real-world decision-making (e.g., cases dealing with different employee perspectives at work, managing a staff reduction plan, developing a small business strategy), and to cases that they are currently confronting in their own work, community and/or personal situations. Students will participate in discussions; define, recognize, analyze and evaluate sample arguments; apply critical thinking strategies to real-world situations; and write their own arguments, applying concepts and processes of critical thinking.


This online course is offered through the Center for Distance Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 2
Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.

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