Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   INVEST Critical Thinking

 Title Abbreviation:   INVEST CRIT THINKING

 Department:    INV

 Course #:    35

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    2

 CIP:    320401

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

Students gain skills and practice in evaluating information from a variety of sources to make informative decisions relating to learning, life choices, and employment.



Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 22

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Access and evaluate information from different sources to inform a decision or opinion
  2. Demonstrate the ability to ask key questions relating to a decision or action
  3. Anticipate likely outcomes and impact of a decision or action
  4. Describe the role that values and ethics play in decision making

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.
2.4 Evaluate decisions by analyzing outcomes and the impact of actions.
2.8 Describe how one’s own preconceptions, biases and values affect one’s response to new and ambiguous situations.

Course Contents

  1. Opinions, Decisions, and Actions: How do they differ and how are they related
  2. Accessing information
  3. Evaluating information
  4. Values and ethics in forming opinions and making decisions
  5. Anticipating the impact of decisions
  6. Personal vs Employer decisions
  7. Resolving conflict in decision making