2024-05-01
Nominate your advisor for Advisor of the Year 2024

Five advisors will each receive $500, and five Sophia learners will each get a free month of Sophia.

Take Critical Thinking online at your own pace

In this class, students will learn how to think more critically by questioning assumptions and biases and being aware of fallacies. Students will learn to interpret and write deductive and inductive arguments and apply to real-life situations.

Critical Thinking course stats

Assignments & grading

This is a pass/fail course. Students are required to complete all 13 Challenges (formative assessments), 4 Milestones (summative assessments), and 1 Touchstone (project-based or written assessments) with an overall score of 70% or better.

Download Syllabus

Learning outcomes

<p>At the end of the course, you'll be able to:</p> <ul><li>Describe critical thinking in the context of the philosophies that form and define it, and explain why it is important to making good decisions.</li><li>Recognize, analyze, and construct logical arguments in standard form as distinguished from persuasive arguments.</li><li>Analyze and assess different types of deductive arguments for validity using truth tables, proofs, and diagrams.</li><li>Analyze various inductive arguments such as statistical generalizations, causal and explanatory reasoning, problems of probability, and moral arguments.</li></ul>
backimage
mountain
Try Critical Thinking for free
  • No credit card required!
  • Sophia membership starts with a risk-free trial

*All fields are required.

Inside the Sophia courseroom

FAQ

Access the course content through the first Challenge of any of Sophia’s 50+ courses.

Check Sophia’s list of partner schools to see if your school is on the list. If not, contact your registrar to learn about your school’s transfer credit policy and if Sophia coursework can be submitted for transfer.

Sophia course completions do not expire and will be available to submit for transfer when you’re ready. At that time, check with your school’s registrar for their credit transfer policies.

If you’ve completed the first Challenge during your free trial, you can pick up right where you left off after you become a Sophia member.

Don’t worry. Your completed courses won’t disappear if you cancel your membership. Those courses will be there for you when you’re ready to submit for transfer.

If you have an education benefit through your employer, it may cover your subscription to Sophia. Check with your benefits administrator to find out if you qualify.

Critical Thinking reviews

5808

Sort by