Format: Online Cohort Course
Duration: 1 session

Time Expectation: 40 minutes

Course Objectives

In this course, students will gain the skills and techniques necessary to see things how they really are, not how you think they are. There are 6 different fallacies overviewed so students can learn the material in chunks, but during one session to enhance their understanding of errors in reasoning. Students move progressively toward stronger understanding of 6 of the most common logical fallacies.

What You'll Learn?

  • Red Herring | Gain the ability to see past distractions.
  • Ad Hominem | Distinguish between personal attacks and attacks of the argument.
  • Slippery Slope | Understand false and unlikely claims.
  • Appeal to Ignorance | Skip past unknowns. 
  • Casual | Figure out the difference between sequential and causal occurrences.
  • Circular Argument | Make sure to bring in new information.

Competences Gained

Public Speaking & Persuasion, Active Listening & Note taking