Critical Thinking in Global Challenges

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Critical Thinking in Global Challenges

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Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with yo...
Coursera's online classes are designed to help students achieve mastery over course material. Some of the best professors in the world - like neurobiology professor and author Peggy Mason from the University of Chicago, and computer science professor and Folding@Home director Vijay Pande - will supplement your knowledge through video lectures. They will also provide challenging assessments, interactive exercises during each lesson, and the opportunity to use a mobile app to keep up with your coursework. Coursera also partners with the US State Department to create “learning hubs” around the world. Students can get internet access, take courses, and participate in weekly in-person study groups to make learning even more collaborative. Begin your journey into the mysteries of the human brain by taking courses in neuroscience. Learn how to navigate the data infrastructures that multinational corporations use when you discover the world of data analysis. Follow one of Coursera’s “Skill Tracks”. Or try any one of its more than 560 available courses to help you achieve your academic and professional goals.

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In this course you will develop and enhance your ability to think critically, assess information and develop reasoned arguments in the context of the global challenges facing society today.
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John Honovic profile image
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10/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 1 month ago
A clear, concise presentation of how to analyze information. I walk away feeling I took something away from this course and had fun doing so. For example, for fun, I'd turn on Fox News for a random 30 minute show to see how many fallacies I could identify and changed the channel after counting 7 (it took 5 minutes). Thank you instructors for helping me uncover bullsh*t in personal record time. In conclusion, a fun course with an open-minded approach about deadlines and a better understanding of what I read and what the information really means. John Honovic
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Greta profile image
8/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 1 month ago
I've taken both this course and Duke University's "Think Again: How To Reason And Argue" and I'd really love something in between. Where Think Again was quite theoretical and lengthy this course was a bit too brief. However all in all and with some personal background in logic and philosophy I preferred this course because of its more practical approach. Though the background information was rather sparse the practical application provided a better understanding of proper arguments and common fallacies.
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Ramesh Thadani profile image
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9/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 1 month ago
I thoroughly enjoyed the course, and despite finding its challenge-level easy, do recommend it to anyone interested in the topic. I did have a general idea and knowledge, but found that the organised and orderly form on which the course is strutted clarified my views on the topic, and enhanced my knowledge. Congratulations to the University of Edinburgh, Prof. Celine & team, and all that made this happen, reaching students world wide!
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Margaret Barrie profile image
Margaret Barrie profile image
10/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 1 month ago
The course was well organized and made easy to understand given that the course served a global community of learners. I appreciated the instant feedback from the homework, which helped me understand and learn the the concepts and distinctions of critical thinking. I expected the supporting materials, the videos gave me a sense of being in the seminars and the written articles helped me practice searching for relevant information. I request that the course be offered ongoingly and bulit upon for those of us who are interested in furthering our skills.
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Bill Bradley profile image
Bill Bradley profile image
8/10 starsCompleted
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  • 1 completed
6 years, 1 month ago
Lectures as given were excellent. I would like to have had more examples in the lectures to illustrate the points. The material is relevant and practical - examples help me learn/absorb. This is one of four courses I have taken or am taking. I take these courses strictly as continuing education. Of the four courses, one history class I would rate as excellent. This course and one other I would rate as very good. One other I would rate as poor (unfortunately at your university). Thanks to those who bring us their knowledge.
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Mohamed Elsonpaty profile image
Mohamed Elsonpaty profile image
9/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 1 month ago
Overall, I have enjoyed this course very much as it was the first time to study Critical Thinking in formal way. Thank you for this wonderful opportunity.
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Akshay Reddy profile image
Akshay Reddy profile image
8/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 1 month ago
The course was interesting, useful and precise. Lectures were short and to the point. But the course could have been a bit more challenging than it was.
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10/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 1 month ago
I really enjoyed this course and definitely would recommend it to other people. Its a great prerequisite to the Think Again: How to Reason and Argue course.
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Suhail Kislizin profile image
Suhail Kislizin profile image
10/10 starsCompleted
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  • 1 completed
6 years, 1 month ago
I liked this class a lot. I made the commitment to dedicated a few hours to the class each week, and the results are great, i learned new things, that i will be able to apply in my job. For being a class in a foreign language for me, was easy to understand and go with the flow of the classes.
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Nishan Sashidhar profile image
Nishan Sashidhar profile image
8/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 1 month ago
course was conducted in a very good manner.The articles and the other supporting materials was good enogh to make us know the present scenario.The discusion about the global changes too was done in a very good way ,with very good supporting articles,it made us think the different possibilities which can lead to global changes.Overall the course was really good knowledgable.I really enjoyed been a part of it.
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Uriel Eugenio profile image
Uriel Eugenio profile image
8/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 1 month ago
The course is very interesting and very good, overall. It is a bit too short, in my opinion, and video lectures are short too. It would be a nice improve to include practical examples within the video lectures, rather than having just the theory. Some things, regarding practical aspects, can only be learned through Homework's feedback, because they are not mentioned in the lectures. Dr Richard Milne's second video was nice, to have examples of fallacies, not just what they are, but how to recognize them. Another nice improve would be to give the professors the chance to write over the slides, as seen on other courses, such as Game Theory, from Standford. All in all, very recommendable.
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Martín Vainstein profile image
10/10 starsCompleted
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6 years, 1 month ago
Awesome. I just enjoyed this course. For this course there are not prerequisites, only your commitment with it. Was a moderate difficulty course, and I'm an Argentinian university student, so English is a foreign language for me.
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