Critical thinking is an important and acquired skill-set that plays a crucial role in everyday life reasoning and scientific methodology. One of the main goals of critical thinking is to arrive at the truth while employing systematic means and standards of judgment. This course provides students multiple ways of developing systemic reasoning methods by constructing clear and persuasive arguments. Students will identify and analyze arguments into premises and conclusions; and they will evaluate deductive and inductive arguments.
The Power of Logic by Frances Howard-Snyder, Daniel Howard-Snyder, Ryan Wasserman, 5th edition, McGraw Hill, NY, 2013.
Walter Sinnott-Armstrong&Robert J. Fogelin. (2010). Understanding Arguments: An Introduction to Informal Logic. United States of America: Wadsworth. The PDF of the book is online at this link: http://home.ikseek.com/Docs/Understanding%20Arguments%208th%20edition.pdf
Vaughn, Lewis and Chris MacDonald. The Power of Critical Thinking. Third Canadian Edition. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013
David Lapakko. (2009). Argumentation: Critical Thinking in Action, 2ndEditition. New York University Press.
Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking by Merrilee H. Salmon, 6th edition, Wadsworth.