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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....

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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 Carola S

Jul 19, 2020

An interesting course and also very didactic.

By Stewart E

Apr 17, 2020

Interesting material entertainingly presented

By Dámaris A

Sep 4, 2017

Excelent course! Every person should take it!

By Karim P

Jul 26, 2017

Very enrich curriculum. Thanks

-Karim Padaniya

By Ni W C

Nov 21, 2020

thank you so much, the lecturer is very nice

By Tomas S A

Apr 11, 2020

Great course! looking forward to next parts.

By Felix N R

Jan 16, 2020

Very interesting and well-explained subject.

By Salama S A

Sep 7, 2019

good course but i had some difficulty in it.

By 1821528

Aug 6, 2019

It is one of the best courses I ever enjoyed

By Terri

Jun 25, 2018

Great course! The instructor is SO engaging!

By 王鑫

Aug 18, 2017

really good and the professors are humorous.

By Nelson M

Sep 13, 2020

excellent course to study and get knowledge

By Linyin C

Nov 12, 2017

让我对 argument 有了全新的认知,有了分析理解 argument 的基本能力。


Dec 12, 2020

Many thanks for so interesting lectures!!!

By Gargi G

Apr 28, 2020

It was truly a fun and informative course.

By Cyriac J

Sep 1, 2019

It was extremely good and was very useful.

By Sunder R

May 19, 2020

Superb, Thanks for putting this together.

By Julie D

Mar 15, 2018

very fun teachers and very clear material

By esraa a

Jul 31, 2017

I'm very happy, excited and Thanks to all


May 22, 2017

Is a very good course and am enjoying it.

By José A M d O

Dec 18, 2016

Simply the best online course I've taken!

By Yikang_Zhang

Mar 24, 2020

professor is very funny and enthusiastic

By Elena M P L

Aug 13, 2016

Excellent course!!!! Great explanations!

By yin c

Nov 10, 2020

The class is interesting and appealing

By aimen h

Jul 18, 2020

a very engaging and interesting course