Academic Programs

Area A - Critical Thinking

Upon completion of this requirement, students will be able to:

  1. identify the premises and conclusion of an argument and determine its validity and soundness.
  2. analyze, criticize and advocate ideas.
  3. distinguish deductive from inductive argument forms, identify their fallacies, and reason inductively and deductively.
  4. distinguish matters of fact from issues of judgment or opinion and reach well‐supported factual or judgmental conclusions from a wide diversity of real world examples
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