|Objective:||To enable students to apply critical thinking skills in real life.|
|Student Learning Time:||120 hours|
Final examination: 50%
Introduction to Critical Thinking
Definition, standards, benefits, and barriers of Critical Thinking; Characteristics of a Critical Thinker.
Science and Pseudoscience
The basic pattern of scientific reasoning; The limitations of science; Differences between science and pseudoscience.
Definition of an argument; Identifying premises and conclusions; Examples of non-arguments.
Definition; Concepts; Deductive validity.
Definition; Concepts; Inductive strength.
Fallacies of Relevance; Fallacies of insufficient Evidence.
The need for precision; The importance of precise definitions.
Upon completion of this subject, students should be able to: