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HUM140 - Critical Thinking in the Modern Age
In the age of the Internet, we are bombarded with information. How can we determine what is true and what is false? Critical thinking is the process of assessing and evaluating information to determine its validity. This course defines what critical thinking is, and how to develop the potential that all students have to be good critical thinkers. We need to recognize that our thoughts are a complex collection of psychological, social, and biological influences that shape much of what we believe. To be an effective critical thinker, a person must learn how to discipline their thinking. This requires a purposeful, conscious effort. Through a variety of readings and case studies, students will learn how to identify what is fact, what is false, and what belongs to the realm of opinion.

Term(s): Summer 2018
Course Number: HUM140
Course Name: Critical Thinking in the Modern Age
Section(s): O, E
Title(s): Asking the Right Questions
Author(s): M. Neil Browne, Stuart M. Keeley
Edition(s): 12
ISBN(s): 9780321907950
Comment(s): http://tinyurl.com/y78ogoe2

Pre-Reqs: None
Co-Reqs: N/A

Credit Hours: 3 Lecture Hours: 3 Lab Hours: 0