Course Curriculum

All lessons are released at once.

    1. Naive Philosophy of Science

    2. A History of Critical Thinking

    3. How critical thinking was taught in the past

    4. Informal Logic vs Formal Logic

    5. Video with Discussion: Falsification

    6. Inductive and Deductive Reasoning

    7. Reasoning Versus Argumentation

    8. Argument from Authority

    9. The problem of definitions

    10. What makes something "science"?

    11. Quiz: Scientific Reasoning

    1. Writing Coherently

    2. The non sequitur

    3. Signposting

    4. Connectives

    5. Storytelling as a Structure

    6. Structure within Paragraphs

    7. Intros and Outros

    8. Quiz: Coherence

    1. Tree Diagrams

    2. Clarity and Readability

    3. Rhetorical Styles

    4. Discussion and Reading: Classic Style

    5. Discussion and Reading: Practical Style

    6. Writing Your Abstract Thoughts

    7. Quiz: Thinking About Grammar

    1. Choosing a good scientific problem

    2. What is a reputable source, really?

    3. How to use sources: Quoting

    4. How to use sources: Paraphrasing

    5. What is meant by common knowledge?

    6. A note about plagiarism

    7. How to synthesize knowledge

    8. Quiz: Doing Your Research

    1. The Flow of Scientific Reasoning

    2. The Paper

    3. What's the set-up?

    4. What did you do?

    5. What did you learn?

    6. What does it mean?

    7. The abstract and supplemental info

    8. A word on grant proposals

    9. Quiz: The Paper

About this course

  • $45.00
  • 1.5 hours of video content
  • This course is 10 weeks long.
  • This course has discussions.

How does the course work?

This course is self-directed but time-limited. You have 10 weeks of access, which is more than enough time to complete the 6 units. All content is released at once so you can work through it as your schedule allows. There are no scheduled lectures. You are evaluated based on quizzes and peer discussions.

  • Discussions: There are 3 discussions. Students will either watch a short video or read an article and then discuss it among themselves.

  • Quizzes: Each unit concludes with a multiple choice quiz where students evaluate and identify problems in written passages.

  • Mixture of learning styles: Some of the units are readings, while others are video lectures or slide shows. We deliver the content in multiple ways to maximize retention.