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About the Course

In this course, you will learn what an argument is. The definition of argument will enable you to identify when speakers are giving arguments and when they are not. Next, you will learn how to break an argument into its essential parts, how to put them in order to reveal their connections, and how to fill in gaps in an argument by adding suppressed premises. By the end of this course, you will be better able to understand and appreciate arguments that you and other people present. Suggested Readings: Students who want more detailed explanations or additional exercises or who want to explore these topics in more depth should consult Understanding Arguments: An Introduction to Informal Logic, Ninth Edition, Concise, Chapters 1-5, by Walter Sinnott-Armstrong and Robert Fogelin. Course Format: Each week will be divided into multiple video segments that can be viewed separately or in groups. There will be short ungraded quizzes after each segment (to check comprehension) and a longer graded quiz at the end of the course....

Top reviews

Oct 10, 2016

Very good course, made me really think again. The professor is very clear on his explanations and he also made the course smooth and funny, which helped on the learning process. Highly recommended!

Jul 5, 2018

I found this course very challenging as I find critical thinking very difficult. However this course was extremely rewarding and I will be taking the other three modules in the Think Again series.

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By Tiffany G

Feb 25, 2018

It helps you understand arguments. I would suggest it

By Wilborn P R

Oct 30, 2020

Course is well designed and intuitive in its tasks.

By Caiqiu Z

Oct 23, 2016

A systematic course on how to understand arguments!

By Ahmed A A

Jun 18, 2020

What a great course, I want to thanks Prof. Walter

By Vladimir M

May 1, 2020

Excellent course! Really worth my time. Thank you!

By Natasha S

Mar 7, 2020

It was an amazing journey! THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!

By Therese R

Jun 27, 2017

Fun, informative, and a great learning experience!

By Patricia O

Mar 5, 2021

Really reignited my interest in Logic, thank you!

By Narmadha K

Oct 27, 2020

Hi! Could I receive my free certificate? Thanks!

By Danielle L

Aug 20, 2020

very good course to develop logic thinking skills

By Louise P

May 13, 2020

Great lecturer, really enjoyed taking this course

By Auricel T

Jun 4, 2019

It is a very goods course on how to understand ar

By libra

Nov 16, 2016


By Lucy T

Sep 20, 2016

I love this course and would like to do it again!

By Narjes M R

Mar 30, 2021

learnt a lot about arguement and way of thinking

By Phoebe T

May 21, 2020

It is a great course! Great teacher and lessons!

By Xiaotong X

Nov 4, 2019

Professor is nice and the course is interesting.

By Debbie T

Sep 3, 2016

Excellent = rating based on completion of week 1


Apr 21, 2020

perfect series of courses, practical and useful

By Rodolfo A R M

May 31, 2020

It was great and fun, and it has help me a lot

By Deleted A

Nov 25, 2017

Thank you for your course. It is most helpful.

By Maxiaoyan

Jul 30, 2017

my favorite course, very inspiring and clearly

By Maria M S M

Aug 3, 2020

Very relevant course! Kudos to the instructor

By Carola S

Jul 19, 2020

An interesting course and also very didactic.

By Stewart E

Apr 17, 2020

Interesting material entertainingly presented