Barcelona, Spain

Critical Thinking

online course
when 22 June 2020 - 10 July 2020
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 840

Due to the covid-19 outbreak, this course will be taught virtually in 2020.

Do you want to improve your critical thinking skills? In everyday life we are constantly giving reasons to believe things and take decisions. In this introductory course you will learn how to identify arguments, how to evaluate them, and how to avoid fallacies, thinking mistakes that lead to the formation of bad Beliefs.

Critical argumentation is a practical skill that needs to be learnt, from the very beginning, through the use of real examples of arguments. The real arguments we will analyze in the course will give practice in putting the desired skills to work. The methods presented are based on the latest state-of the-art techniques developed in argumentation theory and informal logic, as well as the most updated discoveries on cognition and argumentation.

Course leader

Mª pilar Dellunde Clavé and Jordi Vallverdú Segura
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona/ Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB)

Target group

The UAB Barcelona Summer School is open to standing local and international undergraduates and graduates students. International students who have been accomplished the first year of their undergraduate or at least the 50% of their first year credits at their home university could also be enroled at the programme. A working knowledge of the language instruction is highly recommended.

Course aim

During the course we will organize an Argument Writing Workshop where the students could put into practice the different learnt skills. There are no prerequisites to this course. During first two weeks, no computers, mobiles phones or any electronic devices are allowed to be used in class. All materials used by professors for their teaching will be uploaded to the Campus Virtual, where the students will have access to them.

Credits info

6 EC
All subjects are accredited with 6 ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) that your university might transfer to you own degree programme (depending on your home university’s regulations), especially if it has a mobility programme in place with the UAB.

Fee info

EUR 840: Full course's registration fee

Scholarships

No