The academic study of humanities provides students with a broad understanding of many key areas of human history and culture. This can include studies in the visual and performing arts, history, and literature, as well as the teaching of critical thinking and rhetoric skills.
Improve your logical and critical thinking skills in this free online course. Identify common obstacles to effective thinking.
We are constantly being given reasons to do and believe things: to believe that we should buy a product, support a cause, accept a job, judge someone innocent or guilty, that fairness requires us to do some household chore, and so on. Assessing the reasons we are given to do or believe these things calls upon us to think critically and logically.
Improve your logical and critical thinking skills
Even though we’re called upon to use our critical and logical thinking skills all the time, most of us are not that good at it. This free online course aims to help you develop and improve these skills.
You’ll learn how to:
identify and avoid common thinking mistakes that lead to the formation of bad beliefs;
recognise, reconstruct and evaluate arguments;
use basic logical tools to analyse arguments;
and apply those tools in areas including science, moral theories and law.
Associate Professor Tim Dare and Dr Patrick Girard from the University of Auckland take us on an informative and engaging eight-week journey through the worlds of logical and critical thinking helping us to avoid these common obstacles and fallacies and improve our logical and critical thinking skills.
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