This course explores the critical thinking techniques necessary to be an effective manager within an organizational setting. Students will focus on critical thinking and reasoning methods as they apply to management concepts within a work environment. Other topics include the use of critical thinking skills in the decision-making process as it applies for successful performance of employees and organizations and achieving desired business goals.
This undergraduate course is 5 weeks.
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Topics and Objectives
What Does it Mean to Think Critically?
- Describe critical thinking and how it is applied to decision-making processes.
- Describe the steps involved in decision making.
Credibility of Statements
- Analyze the effects of vague statements on one’s credibility and ability to make effective arguments.
- Distinguish between literal and figurative language, and the importance of each to change and decision making.
- Identify various logical structures of arguments.
Types of Fallacies
- Assess different types of fallacies, including how to identify and correct faulty reasoning.
Applied Critical Thinking and Decision Making
- Apply critical thinking and different types of reasoning to make effective business decisions.
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Transferability of credit is at the discretion of the receiving institution. It is the student’s responsibility to confirm whether or not credits earned at University of Phoenix will be accepted by another institution of the student’s choice.