1 - PSCI 1050: Critical Thinking About Politics CRN 32442...

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PSCI 1050: Critical Thinking About Politics –CRN 32442 Summer II, 2006 Course Instructor - Fodei Batty, MPA
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Goals for Week 1 1. To familiarize ourselves with all the features of VISTA –our online portal 2. To get comfortable with an online, distance education course format 3. To go over the syllabus, know what course rules and requirements are and what exactly we are going to be doing for 71/2 weeks 4. To select the location for taking our final exams 5. To know how to reach the course instructor for urgent course-related questions. 6. Cover Chapter 1 of our text. 7. Anything else? To win the lottery, maybe?…
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Welcome to the Course Important things to do when you first log in: 1. Make sure you have explored and tried to use all the features of the course links on the left side of the page ---Course contents, announcements etc. 2. Make sure you have enabled popup from the VISTA page 3. Make sure you can locate all class notes and assignments. 4. Send e-mail to the course instructor, upon logging in, using the VISTA system 5. Now to business……………………. ..
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Important Questions!!! 1. What is critical thinking? The answer to this one seems obvious, right? 2. Why study critical thinking? 3. How do you study critical thinking? 4. Now, think for a moment about your answers to these questions before moving on to the next slide
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What is critical thinking? Critical thinking is… “critical thinking,” right? No, not exactly,… Actually, merely finding errors, weakness in other people’s arguments is not critical thinking. Instead… Critical thinking is the active application of principles of reasoning to your own ideas and those of others to make judgments about communication and reasoning , to analyze arguments , to expose underlying assumptions , to achieve better understanding and to approach the truth . We engage in critical thinking when we carefully discern and evaluate arguments, not mere faultfinding Note the definition of a critical thinker in the middle of page 2 of your textbook .
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Why Study Critical Thinking? 1.
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course PSCI 1050 taught by Professor Fodeibatty during the Summer '06 term at Western Michigan.

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