GISW INDIVSTU 4196 Interdisciplinary Readings: Critical Thinking in a Democratic Society -- 1-3 unit(s)
Critical thinking is a guide to evaluate information, whether it be planning a community needs assessment, providing program evaluation, deciding who to vote for in a national or local election, marshalling evidence in persuading a co-worker or a supervisor or gaining information when buying a car. Critical thinking, also called reflective thinking, has also been described as “thinking about thinking” where a person compares their thinking (or someone else thinking) to intellectual standards (e.g., descriptive assumptions).
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- Bachelor of Liberal Studies (BLS) distribution area
- Students working toward their Bachelor of Liberal Studies may apply credit earned in this course to their degree. This Guided Independent Study course is applicable to the Professional Fields distribution area. Learn more about the BLS degree program.
Rodney Dieser, Associate Professor
Boss, J. A. Think: Real Thinking for Real Life. 2009. New York: McGraw Hill.
Browne, M. N., & Keeley, S. M. Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking. 2009/9th edition. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
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- Diane Tournier
Guided Independent Study
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