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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!


Jun 10, 2020

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 Thomas K

Aug 17, 2020

Requires reading some of the book as well to supplement course material.

By Norbert M

Oct 1, 2017

It is very useful cours. The only thing that it needs is more examples.

By Muhammad F

Feb 19, 2019

its very helpful coarse for those whose language is other than English


Apr 20, 2020

Interesting to know. Language- heavy and videos were relatively long.

By Bryan P

Sep 20, 2020

Very good course. It opens up elements that construct an argument.

By Syed F H

Oct 2, 2018

great course. by practicing i will understand the arguments better

By samra i k

Aug 27, 2019

this is the great course with simple understanding of an argument

By Ioannis A

Jul 14, 2020

a very well structured and thoughtful course. Really enjoyed it.

By Jiaojiao Z

May 27, 2019

very useful course to form a thinking formulate about arguments

By Franco A M

Jan 20, 2020

It is very good, but lacks of some aristotelian logic courses

By Kagan O

Aug 29, 2017

Interesting course that can be very useful in everyday life.

By Laura C

Mar 16, 2018

Great professor, clearly enjoys teaching with a passion

By Daisy R D

Oct 27, 2016

Thank you so much to my Professors. I've learned a lot.

By Eduardo S

Aug 25, 2017

Great Experience! The professor is amazing! Congrats!

By Hugo J D M

Feb 10, 2017

Simples e divertido. Também muito útil. Enriquecedor!

By Teodora V

Dec 18, 2016

I loved the course and I want to take the othe

By Johan

Jun 26, 2020

Excellent. Interesting and entertaining.

By Anthea L

Oct 30, 2020

Very interesting but a bit tedious.

By Johan P

Jun 8, 2020

it was nice to have done this curse

By W

Aug 14, 2019

Some videos are a little bit long!

By ArtBill V Y

Dec 21, 2020

It was very difficult programm

By vallency g

Aug 4, 2022

i learnt alot about arguments

By Nejat M E

Dec 16, 2019

it was a fun and a challenge

By Bulbul S

Sep 1, 2020

It is an excellent course!!