(LO1) Students will able to explain and apply the basic concepts of logic.
(LO2) Students will be able to identify conclusions and premises in arguments, including hidden premises.
(LO3) Students will be able to reconstruct and evaluate arguments.
(LO4) Students will be able to distinguish between reasoning and rhetoric and to identify fallacies and rhetorical ploys in arguments.
(LO5) Students will be able to distinguish between deductive and inductive inference, including distinguishing between different types of inductive inference, enumerative, statistical, causal, analogical.
(LO6) Students will be able to tell when a given set of statements is logically consistent and when it is not.
(LO7) Students will be able to explain some of the problems with relativism about truth.
(LO8) Students will be able to explain and apply some of the basic principles of statistics and of probability theory.
(LO9) Students will be able to demonstrate creative thinking by spotting possibilities missed by less creative thinkers.
(S1) Students will enhance their abilities in reading and understanding texts and in comprehending abstract material.
(S2) Students will develop their skills in thinking critically, analysing problems and analysing and assessing arguments.
(S3) Students will enhance their ability to identify the issues that underlie debates.
(S4) Students will develop confidence in considering previously unfamiliar ideas and approaches, and their ability to identify presuppositions and to reflect critically upon them.
(S5) Students will enhance their ability to marshal arguments and present them orally and in writing.
(S6) Students will develop their ability to work independently.
(S7) Students will develop their ability to sift through information, assessing the relevance and importance of the information to what is at issue.
(S8) Students will develop their problem-solving skills.
(S9) Students will enhance their capacity to participate, in a dispassionate and respectful manner, in debates about controversial and profound matters.
(S10) Students will develop their willingness critically to evaluate and reflect upon arguments, beliefs, proposals and values, both their own and those of others.
(S11) Communication; oral, written and visual. Influencing skills, argumentation.
(S12) Critical thinking and problem solving; critical analysis
(S13) Critical thinking and problem solving; creative thinking.
(S14) Information skills; critical reading.
(S15) Information skills; evaluation.
(S16) Numeracy and computational skills. Reason with numbers and mathematical concepts.
(S17) Numeracy and computational skills; problem solving.