LSP200 - Critical Thinking

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Subject Title
Critical Thinking

Subject Description
This subject will introduce learners to the basic elements of critical thinking. Topics covered include the following: structure and types of arguments, deduction and induction, degrees of certainty in reasoning, formal and informal fallacies, and proofs of validity. Learners will develop their critical thinking skills through in-class and on-line discussion and analysis of business related issues.

Credit Status
LSP 200 is a required subject in the Financial Services Management Applied Degree Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Develop an understanding of the nature and scope of reasoning.
2. Explain the basic structure of arguments
3. Analyze and evaluate arguments by applying course concepts
4. Identify and explain faults and strengths of reasoning in arguments
5. Create effective arguments that can be tested using critical thinking techniques
6. Communicate effectively in a variety of online discussion formats.
7. Demonstrate effective participation in a team-learning environment
8. Demonstrate computer skills through interaction in an E-learning environment.

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