2021-2022 Catalog

BC 301 Critical Thinking (HU)

This course introduces the student to critical thinking processes used to analyze today's business issues and aid identifying rational solutions. This course focuses on building and analyzing arguments; forms and standards of critical thinking; and evaluating sources of information. Students learn foundational skills that will serve them throughout the program and their business careers.

Credits

5

Outcomes

  1. This course will prepare students to:
  2. Trace the development of an argument from proposition to conclusion.
  3. Construct an argument that defends a business claim with appropriate supporting data and logical consistency.
  4. Analyze business propositions for examples of fact and inference, inductive and deductive reasoning, and emotional appeal.
  5. Apply the principles of critical thinking to writing.
  6. Compare attitudes or values as expressed by writers with differing perspectives.
  7. Recognize assumptions and how assumptions may be used to benefit or hinder critical thinking.
  8. Evaluate the reliability of source materials.
  9. Design and produce a team-written document.