Why not take a free online course and gain an advantage?

The GMAT exam, which is a common requirement for admission to these programmes, tests exactly these skills.

In daily life as well as in business we are constantly being given reasons to do and believe things: to believe that we should buy a product, support a cause, accept a job, judge someone innocent or guilty. Assessing the reasons we are given to do or believe these things calls upon us to think critically and logically.

About the course

This free online course will give you the chance to develop and improve these skills.  You will learn how to:

  • identify and avoid common thinking mistakes that lead to the formation of bad beliefs;
  • recognise, reconstruct and evaluate arguments;
  • use basic logical tools to analyse arguments;
  • and apply these tools in areas including science, moral theories and law.

Associate Professor Tim Dare and Dr Patrick Girard from the University of Auckland take us on an informative and engaging eight-week journey through the worlds of logical and critical thinking. By the end of the course, you will have acquired the basic skills to assess arguments logically and critically, and so to be in a better position to own the reasons for your beliefs.

Starting date: 28 September 2015

Duration: 8 weeks

Language: English

Educators: Associate Professor Tim Dare, Dr Patrick Girard

Institution: The University of Auckland, New Zealand