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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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FY
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.

SM
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 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

By Dimitrios M

May 5, 2017

Very well made. Keep up the good work.

By Guillermo G

Apr 20, 2020

Fantastic MOOC! Enjoyable and useful!

By Ibrahim T O

Jul 5, 2019

A very good course every should learn

By Sonia I L G

Dec 13, 2016

Extremely fun and useful. I loved it.

By DICKY S

Apr 27, 2019

Great knowledges with fun approaches

By Nuria A

Jun 24, 2017

A very interesting and useful course

By Arno H

Nov 20, 2016

Great Course !!! Thank you very much

By Carlos D

Jan 3, 2018

Good experience and useful contents

By 刘子仟

Dec 21, 2016

A great logic course for beginers.

By Mahanthe A D l

Sep 8, 2020

Hard but very useful and well done

By Milagros R N

May 13, 2020

Brilliant!!!! Thank you very much!

By Amandine G

Mar 25, 2018

This course was very interesting!

By Jaime N

Jun 12, 2017

It's a really interesting course.

By Hannah S

Feb 12, 2017

Very educational and eye opening.

By Eklovya

May 7, 2020

gave alot of learning experience

By Vivient R

May 14, 2017

I did it. this really fun.... :)

By Zdenek K

Feb 12, 2017

Very interesting, great lecturer

By Ignat K

Nov 13, 2017

Great introduction to arguments

By Allard Q

May 17, 2020

Very insightful and engaging!

By Zephyr L

Jan 12, 2018

very hilarious and intuitive!