|Critical reasoning (#CR200)|
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The aim of this course is to give students the opportunity to acquire critical thinking tools to critically analyse and evaluate knowledge claims. Students will acquire the skills to develop a critical attitude to cultural stereotypes and biases.
These tools are crucial to making informed decisions so that, when students are faced with difficult situations in their professional or even private lives, they will be able to make appropriate reasoning choices.
What can students expect to gain from this course?
A “hands-on” approach is used in the course. Students are expected to actively participate in the learning process by answering questions, participating in activities and even by contributing to the curriculum. In this way, they will develop the competencies needed by an initiate into the community of critical thinkers. Such competencies will help them not only to understand what critical reasoning is about, but also to apply their knowledge and skills to make and to justify choices in difficult situations they may encounter in their work environment, their home life and in interaction with their community. The skills and knowledge students obtain in the course, Critical Reasoning, can also assist them with their studies of other disciplines, such as Psychology, History, English, Political Science, Communication Science, Health Care, Development Studies, Sociology and Public Administration.
What should a critical thinker be able to do?