By taking Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking you will improve your ability to identify, analyze, and evaluate arguments by other people (including politicians, used car salesmen, and teachers) and also to construct arguments of your own in order to convince others and to help you decide what to believe or do.
This specialization introduces general standards of good reasoning and offers tools to improve your critical thinking skills.
These skills will help you determine when an argument is being given, what its crucial parts are, and what it assumes implicitly. You will also learn how to apply deductive and inductive standards for assessing arguments and how to detect and avoid fallacies.
Applied Learning Project
This specialization includes four courses and an optional final project. In the final project you will construct your own argument on any topic that interests you. You will develop a thesis statement and write an argument of 400–600 words to support your thesis.
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- Think Again I: How to Understand Arguments
- Think Again II: How to Reason Deductively
- Think Again III: How to Reason Inductively
- Think Again IV: How to Avoid Fallacies
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- 4 months
- 5 hrs/week
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DisciplinesPhilosophy & Ethics General Studies & Classics View 8 other Short Courses in Philosophy & Ethics in United States
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.
- No prior experience required.
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