Instructor: Karen Beauvais Required Materials: From Critical Thinking to Argument is a very brief but thorough guide to critical thinking and argument. This versatile text features treatment of classic and modern approaches including Aristotelian, Toulmin, and Rogerian argument, as well as a chapter on analyzing pop culture texts. Class objectives and content: Critical thinking is the mental process of objectively analyzing a situation by gathering information from all possible sources, and then evaluating both the tangible and intangible aspects, as well as the implications of any course of action. - Forbes Implementation thinking is the ability to organize ideas and plans in a way that they will be effectively carried out. Conceptual thinking consists of the ability to find connections or patterns between abstract ideas and then piece them together to form a complete picture. Innovative thinking involves generating new ideas or new ways of approaching things to create possibilities and opportunities. Intuitive thinking is the ability to take what you may sense or perceive to be true and, without knowledge or evidence, appropriately factor it into the final decision.