Courses in Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

CRTK 100     3.00 Credits
Course Outline
This course helps students acquire and develop critical thinking skills. Focused on the practical application of the principles of good reasoning, it encourages them to cultivate cognitive virtues such as consistency, self-awareness, open-mindedness, fairness, and intellectual humility. Students will be taught how to: recognize (and make) good arguments, identify (and avoid) logical fallacies and cognitive biases, articulate ideas in a clear and precise way, understand the significance and limits of the scientific method, and critically evaluate sources in the media. (Prerequisites: Must have a score of 78 or higher on the Reading portion of the Accuplacer test or completion of READ0090 with a C or higher) (MNTC: 2 Critical Thinking)