May 28, 2020  
Graduate & Pharmacy Catalog 2013-2014 
Graduate & Pharmacy Catalog 2013-2014 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

LDR 5104 - Critical Thinking and Formation of Value Systems

4 Credit Hours
This course is designed to assist the learners in formulating value systems utilizing critical thinking techniques. Exercises throughout the course will allow the learners to recognize that assumptions undergird all action and behavior. A guiding philosophy during the course will be that the ancestor, i.e. antecedent, of all action or behavior is a thought, value, belief, or assumption. The learners will explore how the use of critical thinking techniques can minimize the distortion of presuppositions that drive an organization’s development of value systems, strategic thinking and plans, and code of ethics. The learners will identify basic assumptions that predispose organizations to adopt various cultural norms and guiding principles of organizational conduct. The learners will examine assumptions in new contexts and develop strategies for assisting their organizations in becoming critical thinkers employing critical skepticism. Discussion and dialogue concerning what Christian worldview means regarding leadership issues is an integral part of this course.

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