Critical Thinking Skills

Course Code: CTS101
Day: Sat Time: 13:30-15:20 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Semester: Summer Instructional Language: English Location: Online

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Course Description

Improving your critical thinking skills will enable you to better express your opinions and to understand others. It will also enhance your ability to identify logical weak points, such as biases and fallacies. Lastly, it will enhance your ability to analyze situations, problems, and evidence to reach better solutions and conclusions.

Learning Objectives

•Gain an understanding of personal habits to become aware of one’s own strengths and weaknesses.
•Develop the ability to critique arguments and explain how they may be improved.
•Practice the critiquing of evidence.

Who should take this course

The course is designed to benefit anyone interested in understanding how to express themselves logically.
English Level: High-Intermediate to Advanced


One Million Monkeys


Gil Chavez

Instructor Biography

Gil is an experienced Tokyo-based consultant, professor, with extensive experience in delivering courses and seminars in talent development, marketing, and leadership. He has taught at universities since 1998, when he began as a professor at California Polytechnic State University. Since then, he has taught numerous courses at several universities and MBA programs in Japan. Throughout his time as a professor and trainer Gil has gained recognition for his engaging and sincere approach to education and professional development.

Gil’s work experience includes managerial, consultant, and executive positions, including IBM Asia Pacific, Nortel Networks, Hill & Knowlton, and Kyodo PR. He has advised many global and regional executives of top companies as well as ambassadors and embassies. He has a master’s degree from the University of Kansas, a bachelor’s degree from Colorado College, and has attended executive education programs at Harvard Business School. He is from the United States and speaks Japanese.