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Critical Thinking Skills for University Success (Coursera)

In this course, you will learn how to develop your Critical Thinking Skills to help you achieve success in your university studies.

After completing this course, you will be able to:

1. Use critical thinking and argumentation in university contexts to improve academic results

2. Understand the importance and function of critical thinking in academic culture

3. Use a variety of thinking tools to improve critical thinking

4. Identify types of argument, and bias within arguments, in order to better evaluate the strength of arguments

5. Use evidence to support claims in arguments

6. Apply critical thinking and argumentation to real world problems and issues

Who is this class for: This course is a high-level academic skills course designed to increase your level of academic preparedness prior to commencement of your studies in an English-medium university. The course equips you for full participation and engagement with your studies by building awareness and understanding of the core values and expectations of academic culture.

Course 3 of 5 in the Academic Skills for University Success Specialization.

Syllabus

WEEK 1

Introduction to Critical Thinking in Academic Culture

Graded: Summative Quiz – Module 1

Graded: Discussion Board Self Assessment – Module 1

WEEK 2

Critical Thinking in Academic Contexts

Graded: 2.5 Summative Quiz – Module 2

Graded: Discussion Board Self Assessment – Module 2

WEEK 3

Logic & Reasoning

Graded: Summative Quiz – Module 3

Graded: Discussion Board Self Assessment – Module 3

WEEK 4

Argumentation

Graded: Summative Quiz – Module 4

Graded: Discussion Board Self Assessment – Module 4

WEEK 5

Demonstrating Critical Thinking

Graded: Summative Quiz – Module 5

Graded: Discussion Board Self Assessment – Module 5

WEEK 6

Summative Assignment

Graded: Critically evaluating arguments

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