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HUM/115: Critical Thinking in Everyday Life
Course Information
Credits
3
Description
Students learn how to think critically, focusing on developing the necessary tools and skills to analyze
problems, make decisions, and formulate well-supported points of view on key academic, social, and
professional issues.
Learning Outcomes
In this course, you will learn to:
Where you will demonstrate your learning:
Identifycommon challenges to effective critical
thinking.
Wk 1 Discussion – Critical Thinking
Wk 1 Interactive Videos
Wk 1 – Critical Thinker Worksheet
Wk 2 Discussion – Reason, Emotion, and
Communication
Wk 2 - Interactive Videos
Wk 3 Discussion – Social Errors, Bias, and
Fallacies
Wk 3 - Identifying Fallacies Social Errors, and
Biases Quiz
Wk 5 Discussion – Applying Critical Thinking
Wk 5 - Applying Critical Thinking Reflection
Explain strategies to overcome barriers to
effective critical thinking.
Wk 1 Discussion – Critical Thinking
Wk 3 Discussion – Social Errors, Bias, and
Fallacies
Wk 3 - Interactive Videos
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Syllabus
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Wk 3 - Identifying Fallacies Social Errors, and
Biases Quiz
Wk 5 Discussion – Applying Critical Thinking
Wk 5 - Applying Critical Thinking Reflection
Practicecritical thinking skills in real-world
problem solving and decision-making scenarios.
Wk 1 – Critical Thinker Worksheet
Wk 2 Discussion – Reason, Emotion, and
Communication
Wk 2 – Reasons, Emotion and Communication in
Critical Thinking Worksheet
Wk 3 Discussion – Social Errors, Bias, and
Fallacies
Wk 3 - Identifying Fallacies Social Errors, and
Biases Quiz
Wk 4 Discussion – Evaluating Arguments
Wk 4 - Interactive Video: Arguments
Wk 4 – Arguments Worksheet
Wk 5 Discussion – Applying Critical Thinking
Wk 5 - Interactive Videos
Wk 5 - Applying Critical Thinking Reflection
Materials
Textbook
Boss, J. (2017). THiNK: Critical thinking and logic skills for everyday life (4th ed.). New York, NY:
McGraw-Hill.
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Syllabus
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Schedule Overview
Assignments are due day 7 unless indicated otherwise. Discussion Boards: initial post due day 3 and two
required responses due day 7.
Wk and Topic Activities Assignments and Points
Wk 1 –
Foundations of
Critical
Thinking
THiNK: Critical Thinking and Logic Skills for
Everyday Life, Ch. 1
Dare to Disagree
Discussion – Critical Thinking –
40 points
Interactive Video: Critical
Thinking in Everyday Life – 10
points
Interactive Video:
Characteristics of Good Critical
Thinkers – 10 points
Interactive Video: Barriers to
Critical Thinking – 10 points
Critical Thinker Worksheet – 120
points
Wk 2 –
Reason,
Emotion, and
Communication
THiNK: Critical Thinking and Logic Skills for
Everyday Life, Ch. 2, 3
Think Tank Self-Evaluation Questionnaire
(Communication Style)
Emotional Involvement in Decision-Making
Discussion – Reason, Emotion,
and Communication – 40 points
Interactive Video: Reasoning
and Emotion – 10 points
Interactive Video:
Communication – 10 points
Reasons, Emotion and
Communication in Critical
Thinking Worksheet – 120 points
Wk 3 –
Fallacies
THiNK: Critical Thinking and Logic Skills for
Everyday Life, Ch. 4, 5
The Red Herring and the Ad Hominem Attack
Discussion – Social Errors, Bias,
and Fallacies – 40 points
Interactive Video: Bias – 10
points
Interactive Video: Fallacies – 10
points
Identifying Fallacies Social
Errors, and Biases Quiz – 140
points
Wk 4 –
Arguments
THiNK: Critical Thinking and Logic Skills for
Everyday Life, Ch. 6, 7, 8
Evidence in Argument
Discussion – Evaluating
Arguments – 40 points
Interactive Video: Arguments –
10 points
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Wk and Topic Activities Assignments and Points
Arguments Worksheet – 120
points
Wk 5 – Critical
Thinking in
Action
THiNK: Critical Thinking and Logic Skills for
Everyday Life, Ch. 10, 11, 13
Components of Critical Thinking: Evaluation
Discussion – Applying Critical
Thinking – 40 points
Interactive Video: Critical
Thinking in Action - School – 10
points
Interactive Video: Critical
Thinking in Everyday Life -
Personal and Professional – 10
points
Applying Critical Thinking
Reflection – 200 points
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