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HUM 3720 Critical Thinking

Course Description: Critical Thinking HUM 3720 is a comprehensive study of the various reasoning techniques and most common reasoning fallacies. It is designed the student to develop a critical eye and ear for information presented to them.

Textbook: Critical Thinking; Moore, B. N. and R. Parker. McGraw-Hill.

Prerequisites: HUM 2010 or HUM 2020

Specific Concepts to Address:

  • Understanding claims
  • Evaluating information claims
  • Non-argumentative persuasion
  • Pseudo-reasoning
  • Explanations
  • Arguments
  • Inductive and deductive argumentation

Suggested Emphases:

  • Practical application and value of studying critical thinking
  • Using critical thinking to evaluate and analyze and article or piece of research

Helpful Documentation:

  • Case study evaluations
  • Analysis of research
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