Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

This course introduces the use of critical thinking skills in the context of human conflict. Emphasis is placed on evaluating information, problem-solving, approaching cross-cultural perspectives, and resolving controversies and dilemmas. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate orally and write critical thinking skills to analyse appropriate texts. This course has been approved to satisfy the Comprehensive Articulation Agreement general education core requirement in humanities/fine arts. This course may meet the SACS humanities requirement for AAS degree programs. HUM115 is a 100% online course-that is, we will not meet face-to-face in the classroom, but if students need help, arrangements can be made via Instant Messaging, Video Chat, or telephone.

This page serves as a placeholder for instructor materials and gives the student a preview of their upcoming work. The links below may change from term to term, but as of this date, they are current with the class. (May 1, 2021)


Textbook

Our Book: Becoming a Strategic Thinker: Developing Skills for Success 1st Edition


Lectures and Learning & Practical Activities

The Lectures, Learning Activities, and Practical Activities are term-specified items we use in class to complete assignments. This list is constantly changing.

  • 20 Mins Powerpoint videos explaining the chapters
  • Module Learning Workbooks
  • Learning Assessments


Videos

As time permits, these topical videos pertain to topics studied in the course. Click the picture to access the course channel. The Challenges to Strategic Thinking (4:36mins)
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  • Field Dependent Learning Style (4 mins)
  • High Direction Learning Style (4:37 mins)
  • Knowledge Structures (6 mins)
  • Knowledge Styles: Field Dependent (4 mins)
  • Learning Styles: Strategic Thinker (4 mins)
  • Learning Styles: Consumer (7 mins)
  • Learning Styles: Information Avoider (6 mins)
  • Logical Fallacies: Part I (4:16mins)
  • Partially-Specified Problem (3 mins)
  • The Skill of Analysis: Textual Analysis (4 mins)
  • The Skill of Induction: Cognitive Standard (4:28m)
  • The Skill of Induction: Patterns (5:31m)
  • The Skill of Deduction: Logical Fallacies (4 mins)
  • The Skill of Grouping: Classification Scheme (6:00m)
  • The Skill of Patterning: Synthesis (7:00m)
  • The Skill of Abstracting: Component & Umbrella Sentences (4:41m)
  • The Skill of Persuasive Speech: The Lead Hook Sentence (5:30m)

Module Lessons Plans

Do you want to see the method behind the madness? The following documents are the instruction blueprints. 

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A Partially-Specified Problem is when someone gave you very little information, but you solve the problem anyways.