First Week: Critical Thinking

The Critical Thinking section covers covers one week of class time (suggested) and begins with an overview of logical thought, including inductive and deductive reasoning. Next, the focus turns to bias and famous logical fallacies and concludes with an overview of basic statistics. This unit is a good start to set the ground rules for future discussion and debate.

The Critical Thinking section contains three separate days:
Day 1: Thinking Fast and Slow introduces basic logic
Day 2: Biases and Fallacies looks at cognitive bias
Day 3: Statistical Literacy discusses the difference between causation and correlation