In this course, you will learn the importance of critical thinking, the difference between logic and argumentation, understand how the human mind works and more.
Assessing the reasons we are given to do or believe these things calls upon us to think critically and logically.
Learn how to design, develop, research, and execute a writing project from inception to completion in this credit-eligible course.
Concepts are defined briefly and breezily and then applied to many examples drawn from business, the media and everyday life.¿Te has planteado alguna vez mediante qué mecanismos algunas personas consiguen convencer a otras personas?
Este curso da respuesta a la pregunta y está dirigido a cualquier individuo interesado por los mecanismos de la argumentación en el siglo XXI.
Pluralidades em Português Brasileiro is a five-week long online self-access course whose aim is to expand intercultural awareness and develop upper intermediate/advanced reading and listening comprehension skills regarding Brazilian Portuguese as a foreign language.
An extra week was added to expand the topics of the course.This writing course introduces students to discourse, research, and research writing for the purpose of proposing solutions to problems.Rather than learning about these subjects in the abstract, students will learn by engaging with local problems and issues in their communities.These problems do not neatly fall into disciplines. Join us on this epic journey of 13.8 billion years starting at the Big Bang and travelling through time all the way to the future.Discover the connections in our world, the power of collective learning, how our universe and our world has evolved from incredible simplicity to ever-increasing complexity.Critical thinking – the application of scientific methods and logical reasoning to problems and decisions – is the foundation of effective problem solving and decision making.Critical thinking enables us to avoid common obstacles, test our beliefs and assumptions, and correct distortions in our thought processes.Most professions these days require more than general intelligence.They require in addition the ability to collect, analyze and think about data.As news consumers are bombarded with a constant stream of fake news, propaganda, hoaxes, rumors, satire, and advertising — that often masquerade as credible journalism — it is becoming more and more difficult to distinguish fact from fiction.While the public’s faith in the news media erodes, purveyors of misinformation have helped give rise to troubling cultural trends and alarming political movements. I'm excited to have you in the class and look forward to your contributions to the other learners in our community.