PHL 1010: Critical Thinking


Explores different methods of enhancing the quality of learning and life by systematically improving an individual’s way of thinking.


  1. Recognize the traits of the fair-minded thinker.
  2. Explain the concept of intellectual standards for thinking.
  3. Develop questions that result in critical thinking.
  4. Apply analytical reasoning to a variety of situations.
  5. Identify strategies for self-assessment.
  6. Apply decision-making patterns that result in problem-solving.
  7. Recognize bias and fallacies in messages from mass media and other sources.




Critical thinking: Tools for taking charge of your learning and your life (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: Pearson (2012)
Author: Paul, R., & Elder, L.
ISBN: 9780132180917
Price: $72.09

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