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Chris Storer

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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking Syllabus.Read

Syllabus.PDF (to Print)

Course Introduction.Read

Critical Thinking
Process Diagram

Diagram.pdf

Exercise Practices.Read

On-Line Exercises

"Writing, Composition and
  Critical Thinking."Read

Phil 004 Course Outline

Glossary of Terms.read

Assignments

Text Discussions Ch 1

Explanations & Arguments

Text Discussions Ch 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Phil 004

Phil 004 Syllabus 4/06.Read

Course Introduction.Read

Critical Thinking
Process Diagram

Diagram.pdf

Exercise Practices.Read

On-Line Exercises

"Writing, Composition and
  Critical Thinking."Read

Phil 004 Course Outline

Glossary of Terms.read

Assignments

Text Discussions

 

 

Updated 4/1/11

Spring 2011 Schedule

A typical week for me will look like this:

Mondays - 12:30-5:00  -  Faculty Association Office
                                                
[(650) 949-7544]  

Tuesdays - 1:15-1:30   -  Office Hour in L13
                 - 1:30-3:45  -  Phil 03-03 in FOR 4
                 - 4:00-6:15  
-  Phil 03-04 in L28
                 - 6:15-6:30  
-  Office Hour in Classroom L28
                

                 
Wednesdays - 12:30-5:00  -
  Faculty Association Office
                                                
[(650) 949-7544]  

Thursdays - 1:15-1:30   -  Office Hour in L13
                   - 1:30-3:45  -  Phil 03-03 in FOR 4
                   - 4:00-6:15  
-  Phil 03-04 in L28
                   - 6:15-6:30  
-  Office Hour in Classroom L28
                


If you need to contact me at other times, or if the above fails, Email me, or, between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm, you can phone my home office number, (650) 949-2287.


Critical Thinking Spring 2011

Tentative Assignment Schedule

( Updated 04/01/2011 )

(As you read the chapters in the text, be sure to study the relevant entries in the “Glossary of Critical Thinking Terminology” for the key terms developed in the text. Assignments should be completed by the start of the week assigned so discussion can take place during the week. A quiz might even be given on the first day of the week for which material is assigned.)

Written assignments to be turned in should be typed or printed from a word processor, double spaced with 1.5” margins.

These are minimum levels of the assignments to assure comprehension of the material. You should look at the unassigned exercises too, and bring up related questions in class or on the class listserv.)

First Week (April 5 and 7)
       Study for the Second class meeting the "Syllabus," “Introduction” and “Exercise Practices.” You can download these and print them to study in comfort or you can study them on line, but do read them carefully. Be sure to look over the next week’s assignments so you can clarify any questions in advance. Subscribe to the class listserv by sending an email message from the email address you will be using to:

                   <CTSymposium-subscribe@yahoogroups.com>.

Download and Print a copy of the "Critical Thinking Diagram" from the Class Web page. You should keep this in front of you all term as you study so you come to understand it well, and understand how each of the processes we exercise fit into the diagram.

Also, send me an email message from the email account you will be regularly using for this class. In the message, tell me briefly about yourself.  (How long you have attended De Anza, other colleges and high schools you have attended, what is your primary language, what do you expect from this class? If you have a major, what is it? What are your plans and goals, etc? If your phone number has changed since the one the college has, what is it?)

Second Week (April 12 and 14)
       Study Chapter 1 of Moore and Parker - Do all* the black triangle marked exercises in the chapter. Write out your responses and compare them to the responses provided in the back of the text. Bring comments and questions to class and/or discuss them on CTSymposium.
       Write out your responses to Writing Exercise #1, page 40, for the radio commentary in Selection #8, Hetero By Choice, and the story in Selection #9, Bonnie and Clyde. Turn it in on the last day of class this week.

Third Week (April. 19 and 21 - [23rd is the last day to drop with no record of grade])
       Study Chapter 2 - Also, read the webpage "Explanations and Arguments" from the class web site - Do all the black triangle marked exercises in the chapter. Write out your responses and compare them to the responses provided in the back of the text. Bring comments and questions to class and/or discuss them on CTSymposium.

Fourth Week (April 26 and 28)
       Study Chapter 3 - Do all the black triangle marked exercises in the chapter. Write out your responses and compare them to the responses provided in the back of the text. Bring comments and questions to class and/or discuss them on CTSymposium.

Fifth Week (May 3 and 5)
       Study Chapter 4 - Do all the black triangle marked exercises in the chapter. Write out your responses and compare them to the responses provided in the back of the text. Bring comments and questions to class and/or discuss them on CTSymposium. The MID-TERM EXAM will be during the last class of this week. Students will have the whole class period, and the exam will be comprehensive. Bring scratch paper and a ball point pen. Scantrons are not needed.

Sixth Week (May 10 and 12)
       Study Chapter 5 - Do all the black triangle marked exercises in the chapter. Write out your responses and compare them to the responses provided in the back of the text. Bring comments and questions to class and/or discuss them on CTSymposium.

Seventh Week (May 17 and 19)
       Study Chapter 6 - Do all the black triangle marked exercises in the chapter. Write out your responses and compare them to the responses provided in the back of the text. Bring comments and questions to class and/or discuss them on CTSymposium.

Eighth Week (May 24 and 26 - [27th - Drop with W deadline])
       Study Chapter 7 - Do all the black triangle marked exercises in the chapter. Write out your responses and compare them to the responses provided in the back of the text. Bring comments and questions to class and/or discuss them on CTSymposium.

Ninth Week (May 31 and June 2)
       Study Chapter 8 - Do all the black triangle marked exercises in the chapter. Write out your responses and compare them to the responses provided in the back of the text. Bring comments and questions to class and/or discuss them on CTSymposium.

Tenth Week (June 7 and 9)
       Study Chapters 10 and 11-Do all the black triangle marked exercises in the chapter. Write out your responses and compare them to the responses provided in the back of the text. Bring comments and questions to class and/or discuss them on CTSymposium.

Eleventh Week (June 14 and 16)
       Study Chapter 12-Do all the black triangle marked exercises in the chapter. Write out your responses and compare them to the responses provided in the back of the text. Bring comments and questions to class and/or discuss them on CTSymposium.

Twelfth Week (June 21 and 22)
       FINAL EXAM: Phil 03-03 - Wednesday, June 22nd, 1:45 - 3:45 p.m.
       FINAL EXAM:
Phil 03-04 - Tuesday, June 21, 4:00-6:00 p.m.
       
                     
Bring a long (9") envelope With your name on it, and scratch paper to the exam. Turn these in with your exam when finished. Your exam, and grade summary will be placed in the envelope and available in the Social Sciences Division Office as soon as possible. A Notice will be sent to CTSymposium when they are ready.


* If you find the early examples in a set easy, move to those nearer the end. The important thing is to find out if you understand the key concepts from the reading and can apply them skillfully to different types of problems. It will be worthwhile also to spend some time looking at exercises without the red triangle. If they raise questions in your mind, ask them on CTSymposium, or bring them to the open question period in class.

Updated 04/01/2011

 

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