Critical thinking helps to make clear how it is that we think and communicate about the world.
Not only can critical thinking help us to navigate the claims that other people make, it can also help us to improve our own thinking and communication.
Course Objectives We will explore the foundations of critical thinking together as a class, and over the course of the semester learn how to better: While doing so, we will learn to become more aware of our own beliefs about the world, where they come from and why we might have them—with a focus on how power and politics shape the ways that we understand the world, and how critical thinking can serve as a resource to empower people.
Required Text John Chaffee, edition Course Requirements 1a.
Any additional readings not from our text will be provided for you.
You will be expected to have done the readings for each day before that class meets.
Missed work generally is the activities dictated by the book.
Critical Thinking – HUP 102.5368 Spring 2017 Semester Tuesdays/Thursdays: — p.m.
2) Homework assignments (20%) there are 11 total of these assignments, and each is graded with 2 points, meaning that you only need to do 10 assignments to make 20 points 3) Essays (40%) 2 essays, each counts for 20 points; 3) In-class debates (20%) No further extra credit opportunities will be granted 2.
Assignments Each day’s reading is noted on the syllabus.