AALS | Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies

Associate Degree Courses at CalSouthern

The following associate degree courses comprise the curriculum of CalSouthern’s Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies (AALS) program. If you have questions regarding any of these associates degree courses, or about CalSouthern’s AALS program, please contact an Enrollment Advisor today.

English

HU 1130 Critical Thinking

Credits : 3

This course examines a wide variety of deliberative processes that will enable the learner to evaluate claims and arguments in everyday life. It integrates inductive and deductive logic; examines non-argumentative persuasion, pseudo-reasoning, and a variety of topics relevant to the task of making sound decisions and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Distinguish objective claims from subjective claims.
  • Identify premise and conclusion of an argument.
  • Identify types of ambiguity and the problem generalizing causes in language.
  • Assess the credibility of a source based on previous experience, knowledge and current information
  • Identify how psychological fallacies relate to good arguments.
  • Explain what deductive arguments are.
  • Differentiate between an argument and an explanation.
  • Recognize the special nature of moral reasoning.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the course concepts.
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Humanities

HU 1130 Critical Thinking

Credits : 3

This course examines a wide variety of deliberative processes that will enable the learner to evaluate claims and arguments in everyday life. It integrates inductive and deductive logic; examines non-argumentative persuasion, pseudo-reasoning, and a variety of topics relevant to the task of making sound decisions and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Distinguish objective claims from subjective claims.
  • Identify premise and conclusion of an argument.
  • Identify types of ambiguity and the problem generalizing causes in language.
  • Assess the credibility of a source based on previous experience, knowledge and current information
  • Identify how psychological fallacies relate to good arguments.
  • Explain what deductive arguments are.
  • Differentiate between an argument and an explanation.
  • Recognize the special nature of moral reasoning.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the course concepts.
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Mathematics

HU 1130 Critical Thinking

Credits : 3

This course examines a wide variety of deliberative processes that will enable the learner to evaluate claims and arguments in everyday life. It integrates inductive and deductive logic; examines non-argumentative persuasion, pseudo-reasoning, and a variety of topics relevant to the task of making sound decisions and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Distinguish objective claims from subjective claims.
  • Identify premise and conclusion of an argument.
  • Identify types of ambiguity and the problem generalizing causes in language.
  • Assess the credibility of a source based on previous experience, knowledge and current information
  • Identify how psychological fallacies relate to good arguments.
  • Explain what deductive arguments are.
  • Differentiate between an argument and an explanation.
  • Recognize the special nature of moral reasoning.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the course concepts.
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Natural Science

HU 1130 Critical Thinking

Credits : 3

This course examines a wide variety of deliberative processes that will enable the learner to evaluate claims and arguments in everyday life. It integrates inductive and deductive logic; examines non-argumentative persuasion, pseudo-reasoning, and a variety of topics relevant to the task of making sound decisions and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Distinguish objective claims from subjective claims.
  • Identify premise and conclusion of an argument.
  • Identify types of ambiguity and the problem generalizing causes in language.
  • Assess the credibility of a source based on previous experience, knowledge and current information
  • Identify how psychological fallacies relate to good arguments.
  • Explain what deductive arguments are.
  • Differentiate between an argument and an explanation.
  • Recognize the special nature of moral reasoning.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the course concepts.
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Social Science

HU 1130 Critical Thinking

Credits : 3

This course examines a wide variety of deliberative processes that will enable the learner to evaluate claims and arguments in everyday life. It integrates inductive and deductive logic; examines non-argumentative persuasion, pseudo-reasoning, and a variety of topics relevant to the task of making sound decisions and problem solving.

Learning Outcomes:
  • Apply course concepts critically and competently through interaction with other Learners and Faculty Mentor.
  • Distinguish objective claims from subjective claims.
  • Identify premise and conclusion of an argument.
  • Identify types of ambiguity and the problem generalizing causes in language.
  • Assess the credibility of a source based on previous experience, knowledge and current information
  • Identify how psychological fallacies relate to good arguments.
  • Explain what deductive arguments are.
  • Differentiate between an argument and an explanation.
  • Recognize the special nature of moral reasoning.
  • Demonstrate your overall comprehension of the course relative to a broad-based evaluation of their understanding of the course concepts.
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