Critical Thinking course
PHI 105 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 1
What were your thoughts and expectations when you first heard that you needed to take a Critical Thinking course? How do you think you can excel in this class?
PHI 105 Grand Canyon Week 1 Discussion 2
Based on your definition of critical thinking, what is the value of critical thinking to you personally, academically, or professionally?
PHI 105 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 1
Do you believe the statement “perception is reality”? Why or why not?
PHI 105 Grand Canyon Week 2 Discussion 2
Discuss a time when the results of an interaction turned out differently than you initially perceived it would. Why do you think it was different?
PHI 105 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 1
List 3-5 of the most significant decisions you have made in your lifetime. To what degree did your emotions play a role in those decisions?
PHI 105 Grand Canyon Week 3 Discussion 2
What is “emotional intelligence” (EQ)? How does it compare to IQ? How can it help you? Is one more valuable than the other?
PHI 105 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 1
Review a social media blog from the following list and examine it for fallacious reasoning. Identify at least two examples of fallacies within the selected blog. Record the fallacious quotes from the blog, and explain what type of fallacy you believe they are. For follow-up discussion, decide whether or not you agree or disagree with your classmates and explain why.
PHI 105 Grand Canyon Week 4 Discussion 2
Describe a situation where you recently made a generalization in a statement on something. In hindsight, how could you have reacted differently so that your statement would have been more valid?
PHI 105 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 1
What is the relationship between thinking and language?
PHI 105 Grand Canyon Week 5 Discussion 2
What are some words that have had a traditional meaning but have been redefined by more recent culture? Think in terms of your parents’ language and how it changed to your generation, computer language’s impact on society or maybe how your kids talk compared to your use of language.
PHI 105 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 1
What is the difference between persuasion and manipulation? Describe a time when you have encountered or used one or both of these.
PHI 105 Grand Canyon Week 6 Discussion 2
Think of a metaphor for something that is commonly used in everyday speech. (ex. a metaphor for losing your job, is being “pink slipped.”) You may not post the same metaphor as someone else. Describe what could happen if someone doesn’t use critical thinking when encountering that metaphor. How would using critical thinking make this a better situation for the individual?
PHI 105 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 1
Grand Canyon University’s slogan is “Find Your Purpose.” How have you used, or could you use critical thinking in finding your purpose?
PHI 105 Grand Canyon Week 7 Discussion 2
What do you think it means to use ethics in your thinking?