PO 301 - Critical Thinking About Politics
(4 cr.) This course introduces students to the fundamentals of critical and analytic thinking through the study of current issues. Students develop the tools necessary to think critically about political and other issues in their daily lives in an effort to better explain and understand the world around them. Upon successful completion of the course, students are able to understand and evaluate the structure, content and quality of arguments; locate stated and unstated assumptions in persuasive writing; analyze, evaluate and account for discrepancies among various readings on a topic and explain why two sources might interpret the same facts differently; clearly communicate their positions about issues and support those positions with solid evidence; and understand how critical thinking can be applied to decision making in daily life. Every Year, Fall Online

Fall 2016