HU125: Critical Thinking: Life in 144 Characters or Less
Using social media as a foundation, this course teaches students to think (critically and creatively), to speak up, to form and express their thoughtful opinions, to engage in productive discussion, to get excited, to seek out and consider other points of view and critically evaluate and interpret information. Specific objectives include the following:
1. To develop a general understanding of the principles and elements of critical thinking, and to put them into practice.
2. To become aware of and articulate the processes by which we interpret the information that bombards us all on a daily basis.
3. To develop and improve college-level communication skills, including the development of thoughtful and defensible opinion statements, the marshaling of the effective and appropriate support for interpretation, and structuring/delivering a credible argument.
Fall 2012 Community Specific Activities
Guest Speaker – Eric Johnson Esq. – Wlater & Haverfield LLP – "The Dangers of Social Media in Your Professional Life.”
Visited and Toured:
- Lake County Jail
- Lake Count Crime Lab
- Lake County Juvenile Court and Met with Judge – Sat through hearing and met with Judge Karen Lawson (post trial)
- Dinner with Stuart Diamond – Woodrow Wilson Fellow