LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Students will be able to:
  • define the nature of critical thinking
  • analyze arguments
  • present a coherent, thought-provoking, persuasive argument in writing and in oral presentations
  • respond critically and analytically to arguments
  • make thoughtful, considerate decisions
  • recognize the influence of “outside” sources on our thinking
  • evaluate the legitimacy, credibility, appropriateness, and reliability of sources
  • recognize others’ biases in thinking and determine how biases influence them
  • recognize stereotypes and explain how stereotypes affect critical thinking
  • read and analyze a variety of texts and media