Critical Thinking In Academic Research
Examine and evaluate critical reasoning in academic discourse and discussions, the construction of arguments, and the management of academic research.
Goals and Diversity
MN Goal Course
MN Goal Designation(s)
Recognize the elements of reasoning in information resources including purpose, points of view, assumptions, and evidence.
Identify the different types of reasoning (inductive and deductive) in scholarly works.
Analyze and evaluate arguments and conclusions contained within diverse research and scholarly work. Special attention will be given to the strength of arguments in relation to evidentiary support.
Construct search strategies by translating common language into logical search statements, evaluate search results for relevance, and modify search logic to improve precision or recall.
Identify and describe common fallacies within information resources.