Institute of Leadership and Ministry, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience
GS-010 Critical and Analytical Thinking / Pensamiento y Análisis Crítico
50 hours (5 weeks).
September 2021 - Present.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Understand the role of critical thinking in the Pentecostal movement; Address Scripture (Biblical Hermeneutics) using faithful and intellectually honest interpretive principles and steps; Discuss and assess how the believer uses spiritual competencies in each setting; Critically engage their weekly readings and weekly class discussions; Observe Jesus’ leadership and His use of critical thinking; Understand how one can emulate these qualities in faithful, Christian living; Relate critical thinking in an organized and systematic way according to one’s own cultural environment and one’s own personality; Demonstrate critical thinking in service to the Church and the world.
Instruction is offered completely online or in synchronous format through the use of study guides, required and supplemental readings, quizzes, homework, lab-required interaction with the instructor, and/or final exams. The course assesses students’ end-of-course knowledge and skills in an online format. Major topics taught in this course include the study and exercise of skills in critical and analytical thinking. The primary objective of this course is for the student to think more clearly and analytically about his/her beliefs and for the student to be more effective in building the corresponding rational arguments. The student will develop various strategies for formulating and evaluating arguments, and will develop the expertise to recognize and avoid common barriers to critical thinking, including prejudice, group thinking, and ideology.
In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Critical Thinking, or Theology (9/21).