Content: Harness the power of precise, logical reasoning. Strengthen your critical thinking skills of Inference and Evaluation. This course focuses on using these skills in contexts demanding logical precision. For example, in determining the implications of policies, regulations, contracts, specifications, and performance standards. This course is about making decisions about what to believe or what to do in when certainty is the desired outcome and illogical thinking will result in costly errors. Learn how to recognize, anticipate, and protect yourself against logical fallacies like confirmation bias, circular reasoning. Discover the force, and the limitations, of human “Top-Down” axiomatic reasoning — the powerful kind of thinking that deduces the actionable implications of our core values and most deeply held beliefs.
Elements: This course includes 3 learning elements:
You will be able to navigate back and forth within each course element. This enables you to return to a prior question and change your answer. The estimated engagement for this course is five hours of learning distributed over the three elements.
Results Reports: When you complete an element of the course, you will see on screen your scores, detailed personal feedback, and a summary of key ideas. You will be able to download a PDF copy of your results report. That PDF will include the number of minutes that you engaged with that course element. It will also include your percent correct on the “Personal Feedback – Overall” score. Use your PDF results reports to document that you have passed this course.
Saint Mary’s College of California CEU course # 838.0322 and course title: “How to Reason Well in Precise Contexts.” See “How to Receive CEU Certification” tab for detailed instructions on how to receive CEU certification.
Reasoning in Precise Contexts Level 1: Achieving Certainty
This 2-hour interactive Skill Builder develops your ability to engage the power of deductive reasoning to reach logical conclusions with certainty. Reasoning with precision is essential wherever the outcome must be the exact logical consequence of a given set of rules, conditions, beliefs, values, policies, principles, procedures, or terminology.
Reasoning in Precise Contexts Level 2: Logical Fallacies
This Skill Builder short course focuses on recognizing and overcoming many of the most dangerously deceptive logical fallacies. Like Level 1, this Level 2 exercises and strengthens your critical thinking skills of Inference and Evaluation in a variety of contexts demanding logical precision. That is, wherever the outcome is a necessary logical consequence of a given set of rules, conditions, beliefs, values, policies, principles, procedures, or terminology.
Top-Down Axiomatic Reasoning
Top-Down axiomatic reasoning begins our basic principles and values to shape our choices and opinions. This 60-minute Deep Dive short interactive course examines our reliance on the authority of deeply held convictions. Top-Down reasoning gives purpose to billions, but, as history shows, there are grave risks associated with axiomatic thinking.
Certification of .5 CEU is awarded by Saint. Mary’s College of California for successfully completing this CEU Pack. This Course Pack has been assigned Saint Mary’s College CEU course number 838.0322 and course Title “How to Reason Well in Precise Contexts.”
This course has 3 learning elements. Successful completion of this course requires two things: (1) Correctly answering at least 80% of the questions on “Personal Feedback – Overall” in each learning element. And (2) engaging the learning elements for a combined total of 5 or more hours.
You can document fulfilling both requirements using your Results Reports. One Results Report appears onscreen at the end of each learning element you complete. Download those Results Reports. Each shows the percent of questions answered correctly on “Personal Feedback – Overall” for that element. And each shows the number of minutes (“Session Duration”) engaged with the content of that learning element.
Download and print this PDF: “Course 838.0322 CEU Reg Form” Follow the simple instructions on Page 1. Use the Saint Mary’s College of California course registration form, page 2.
Saint Mary’s College of California is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges for the purpose of issuing CEU certifications.
Saint Mary’s College advises participants to confirm with their professional association, state licensing authority, school district, or employer that this CEU course is in compliance with mandates for prior CEU approval.