• Course Objectives:
    – explore the foundations of critical thinking together as a class,
    and learn how to better:
    ▪ understand thought as a process
    ▪ identify and evaluate statements, arguments, beliefs, and evidence
    ▪ think critically about different types of media
    ▪ use critical reasoning to address problems
    ▪ think about challenging moral and political issues
    ▪ and communicate more effectively in both spoken and written form

    In the process, we will learn:
    – to become aware of our own beliefs about the world,
    – to understand where our beliefs and ideas come from and why
    we might have them
    ▪ with a focus on how culture, power and politics shape the ways that
    we understand the world

    – to understand how critical thinking can serve as a resource to
    empower people.