Projects: The projects are worth 60% of your overall course grade. You will put these assignments in your Google Doc. It will emphasize your figuring out things using your own mind, not memorizing what is in a textbook. You are also responsible for all material covered in the lecture and in-class discussions. I do accept late homework assignments. Your Canvas UserName is the same as your SacLink account name.
Evaluate evidence and draw inferences from that evidence. The projects vary in scope and more instructions will be given with each project; these projects together are worth 60% of your total grade. All work will be turned in as instructed, no exceptions. Be sure to put your name on the document and in the message to me with your assignments. Far exceeded the necessary work required for individual and course success; always prepared, never missed a deadline and exceeded expectations and requirements in all work and assignments. Defining our purpose, goals and expectations Course Theme: Critical Thinking Why is this course important? For more details about what our course is about, visit the page. They are also designed to teach--later quizzes depend upon former quizzes, they are progressively harder, and they focus on different aspects of the various critical thinking skills we are trying to learn.
These skills aren't hard to learn, and the best way to get them is either to ask a friend for advice or to visit a campus computer lab and talk to the student assistant there. All writing center services are free. They unconsciously pick up what is on television or in the movies. That is, in weeks 1,3,5,7 and 9 we meet and conduct our work online, while in weeks 2,4,6,8 and 10 we meet and conduct our work in person, in the classroom. The grading scale and answers will be viewable by everyone, but your own grade will be viewable only by you and me; no other student will be able to see your grade.
Your critical thinking skills also involve assessing whether a group of sentences are consistent, whether a proposed definition is successful, whether an advertisement gives any useful information about a product, whether a speaker is being fair in a debate with an opponent, whether a statistical sample was biased, and whether someone's supposed scientific explanation is unscientific. Instructors may not change incomplete grades after the end of the grace period without the permission of a college-based Exceptions Committee. At The Master's College Book Store you'll get the exact textbooks selected by your instructors at the most competitive prices guaranteed. All other rights are restricted—if you wish to reproduce any of these materials, please contact us. A student is taught how to apply fundamental rules and standards of logical reasoning to the sorts of arguments encountered in newspapers, magazines and other media, and university-level textbooks in most fields. Claire Blackwell ringing handbells in her local church.
Students are expected to meet academic standards of honesty in all aspects of their work at The Art Institute of Seattle. Our course is concerned with many other kinds of reasoning, not just with argumentation. Again, these reviews and reflections can and will form the basis of our class and group discussions and are part of the homework grade, which is worth 15% of your total grade. After you have established a Google account, you can go to this page to access other services, or you can go to www. If you know you will be offline the day an assignment is due, please make sure to post it early. Otherwise, you will generally receive a response to emailed or posted queries within 48 hours. You are not allowed to use any electronic devices during the exam, which includes the use of cell phones and e-tablets, except in the case where you are using your electronic device to access your course notes or books.
However, I often change assignments on the Saturday morning before a week begins, so I expect you not to work future assignments until the week begins in which they are actually due. Once you have access to the Canvas program see below , you should send nearly all your course related email to me at 'Bradley Dowden Instructor ' within the Canvas mail program. My personal web page at has the telephone number of the Philosophy Department's secretary, a mailing address, and other info about me. So plan accordingly and be thoroughly prepared when you begin the quiz. For example, is the person asking something, making a claim, arguing, threatening, or joking? Full information for the can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar. A copy is available at.
Our class meeting time is a total of four 4 hours per class date which total 40-44 hours classroom time for the quarter. Course Description: This course is designed to improve one of the fundamental intellectual abilities, the capacity to think critically. As a result, students will find their final and official grade for the course in which is the same grade students will see on their transcript at course completion. Because regulations do not permit the College to inquire about existing or perceived disabilities, we invite individuals to identify a qualified disability and specifically request reasonable accommodations to assist them in meeting the requirements and expectations of one or more of their courses. To get started, keep reading. Detect and remove vagueness and ambiguity, but do not confuse being explicit with being objective.
To comply with these regulations we provide a variety of services to individuals with disabilities through the Office of Disability Services. Î Attendance: attendance will be registered twice during class; if you are not present you will be marked absent. The journals must be created in a word processor to assist you with spelling and grammar issues. Study tips As you read, it is helpful first to skim the assignment to get some sense of what's ahead. Re-enrolment will not be permitted. Improving our ability to argue fairly, and to handle bias, emotion, and propaganda. But you have to do something each week.