Critical thinking is among the most significant and practical tools for any individual, regardless of career status or life objectives. Philosophy is indeed the foundation of critical thinking, and a grasp of certain philosophical principles is essential to the most basic levels of logic, problem analysis, decision making, and creativity. In the areas of leadership and business it is imperative that critical thinking is the foundation that undergirds sound decision making and policy. This course will explore business related critical thought in the following ways: the concept of ‘thinking,’ perceptions, constructing knowledge, forming and applying concepts, relationships and organizing, morals, arguments, and reasoning.
Upon completion of this course the student will be competent in: