Critical Thinking



Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:

  • Analyze the processes of logical reasoning to interpret arguments
  • Evaluate the quality of reasoning behind arguments, interpretations, and/or beliefs
  • Create well-reasoned arguments
  • Evaluate mode(s) of inquiry used to gather and generate information
  • Interpret evidence/findings, especially alternative positions different from one’s own
  • Formulate significant questions for exploration
  • Recognize one’s own biases by viewing an issue through multiple perspectives
  • Assess the reasonableness of arguments, positions, and beliefs
  • Employ focus, organization, discipline, and empathy in approaching complex problems
  • Evaluate one’s own position or conclusions through reflective thinking
  • This class includes the following eText:

Diestler, Becoming a Critical Thinker: A User-Friendly Manual, 6th Edition (2012); ISBN: 9780205063451