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LOGIC / CRITICAL THINKING 1 ST Sem, AY 2010 - 2011

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  1. LOGIC / CRITICAL THINKING1ST Sem, AY 2010 - 2011 Objectives: • To introduce the students to the proper meaning and use of critical thinking • To help the students appreciate the value of critical thinking not only in their academic tasks, but moreso, in their personal and professional lives • To challenge the students to adopt the habit of critical thinking

  2. LOGIC / CRITICAL THINKING1ST Sem, AY 2010 - 2011 Classroom Protocols: • Punctuality in classroom attendance and turning in of requirements. • Active classroom participation. • Proper classroom decorum. • Compliance with the Student Handbook. • Read.

  3. LOGIC / CRITICAL THINKING1ST Sem, AY 2010 - 2011 Course Requirements: • Seatwork • Mini-paper • Oral exam • Quiz • Major exam

  4. LOGIC / CRITICAL THINKING1ST Sem, AY 2010 - 2011 Grading System: • Prelim: Class Standing (60%) + Major Exam (40%) • Final: Class Standing (60%) + Major Exam (40%) Grades will initially be qualitative. The numerical equivalent will be given at the final grading period.

  5. LOGIC / CRITICAL THINKING1ST Sem, AY 2010 - 2011 Alphabet Grades: • F: The essence of F-level work is that the student demonstrated a pattern of uncritical thinking and/or failed to do the required work of the course. • D: The essence of D-level work is that it demonstrates only a minimal level of understanding and skill in critical thinking. • C: The essence of C-level work is that it demonstrates more than a minimal level of skill but it is also highly inconsistent, with as many weaknesses as strengths. • B: The essence of B-level work is that it demonstrates more strengths than weaknesses and is more consistent in high level performance than C-level work. • A: Excellence overall, no major weaknesses.

  6. LOGIC / CRITICAL THINKING1ST Sem, AY 2010 - 2011 Course Outline: • Orientation • Introduction to Critical Thinking • Pioneers of Critical Thinking: Socrates, Plato, Aristotle • St. Thomas Aquinas and Critical Thinking • Critical Thinking: Concepts and Tools • The Human Mind • Fallacies Preliminary Exam

  7. LOGIC / CRITICAL THINKING1ST Sem, AY 2010 - 2011 Course Outline • Asking Essential Questions • Socratic Questioning • Critical Thinking Applied: a) Critical and Creative Thinking • Critical Thinking Applied: b) Critical Thinking and Other Disciplines • Critical Thinking Applied: c) Critical Thinking and Mass Media • Critical Thinking Applied: d) Critical Thinking and Ethical Reasoning • Final Exam

  8. LOGIC / CRITICAL THINKING1ST Sem, AY 2010 - 2011 REFERENCES: • Bachuber, Andrew H. Introduction to Logic. Appleton-Century Crofts, Inc., 1957. • Moore, Brooke Noel and Richard Parker. Critical Thinking. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2005. • Paul, Dr. Richard and Dr. Linda Elder. Critical and Creative Thinking. Dillon Beach, California: The Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2005. • _______________________________. Critical Thinking Competency Standards. Dillon Beach, California: The Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2005. • _______________________________. Guide To Critical Thinking. Dillon Beach, California: The Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2005.. • _______________________________. How To Detect Media Bias and Propaganda. Dillon Beach, California: The Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2005. • _______________________________. How To Study and Learn A Discipline. Dillon Beach, California: The Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2005. • _______________________________. The Art of Socratic Questioning. Dillon Beach, California: The Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2005. • _______________________________. The Thinker’s Guide To Fallacies. Dillon Beach, California: The Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2005. • _______________________________. Understanding The Foundations of Ethical Reasoning. Dillon Beach, California: The Foundation for Critical Thinking, 2005.