Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking Specialization
Think Again: How to Reason and Argue. Learn how to recognize and make well reasoned arguments.
About this Specialization
Applied Learning Project
This specialization includes four courses and an optional final project. In the final project you will construct your own argument on any topic that interests you. You will develop a thesis statement and write an argument of 400–600 words to support your thesis.
No prior experience required.
No prior experience required.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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Can I just enroll in a single course?
Yes! To get started, click the course card that interests you and enroll. You can enroll and complete the course to earn a shareable certificate, or you can audit it to view the course materials for free. When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization. Visit your learner dashboard to track your progress.
Is financial aid available?
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Can I take the course for free?
When you enroll in the course, you get access to all of the courses in the Specialization, and you earn a certificate when you complete the work. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free. If you cannot afford the fee, you can apply for financial aid.
Is this course really 100% online? Do I need to attend any classes in person?
This course is completely online, so there’s no need to show up to a classroom in person. You can access your lectures, readings and assignments anytime and anywhere via the web or your mobile device.
What background knowledge is necessary?
This course is aimed at beginners, so no background knowledge is necessary.
Do I need to take the courses in a specific order?
We recommend that you take the courses as listed, 1–4.
Will I earn university credit for completing the Specialization?
No. This course does not earn university credit from Duke University.
What will I be able to do upon completing the Specialization?
You will be better able to recognize valid, or false, arguments from others and create stronger arguments yourself.
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