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BUSN501 - Critical Thinking and Digital Literacy

Course Details

Course Code: BUSN501 Course ID: 4849 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This BUSN501 Critical Thinking and Digital Literacy course will prepare the transportation and logistics management and reverse logistics management graduate student to address issues associated with critical thinking and digital literacy. Students will be afforded the opportunity to begin to compile artifacts and signature assignments related to their field of study of transportation and logistics management or reverse logistics management. The course is intended to provide a foundation from which the student may use the knowledge and practices gained in this course throughout the rest of their graduate program.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
05/27/19 - 11/01/19 11/04/19 - 12/29/19 Fall 2019 Session I 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
07/29/19 - 01/03/20 01/06/20 - 03/01/20 Winter 2020 Session B 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session
09/30/19 - 02/28/20 03/02/20 - 04/26/20 Winter 2020 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO1 Differentiate between primary and secondary sources

CO2 Utilize technology to access and organize information in support of research

CO3 Explain ethical considerations in research

CO4 Distinguish between deductive and inductive reasoning

CO5 Evaluate elements of critical thinking (evidence, reasoning, fallacy)

CO6 Construct arguments related to logistical problems by writing supportive argumentative essays

CO7 Critique a current research article looking for concerns with errors in reasoning and insufficient evidence

CO8 Justify arguments and information required to solve real-­‐world problems

Grading for the course will be based on the following:

  • Eight Forum Assignments
  • One Annotated Bibliography
  • One Assignment Outline
  • Three Written Assignment
  • Eight Credo Online Quizzes
  • One Final Paper
NameGrade %
Forums 20.00 %
Week 1 Introduction 2.22 %
Week 1 Forum 2.22 %
Week 2 Forum 2.22 %
Week 3 Forum 2.22 %
Week 4 Forum 2.22 %
Week 5 Forum 2.22 %
Week 6 Forum 2.22 %
Week 7 Forum 2.22 %
Week 8 Forum 2.22 %
Paper Outline 5.00 %
Week 5- Outline for Research Paper 5.00 %
Written Assignments 40.00 %
Week 3- Article Review 13.33 %
Week 6 Argumentative Essay 13.33 %
Week 7- Flaws in Argument 13.33 %
Quizzes 10.00 %
Credo Assessment 1 1.43 %
Credo Assessment 2 1.43 %
Credo Assessment 5 1.43 %
Credo Assessment 6 1.43 %
Credo Assessment 7 1.43 %
Credo Assessment 8 1.43 %
Credo Assessment 9 1.43 %
Final Paper 25.00 %
Week 8- Customer Service Paper 25.00 %

Additional Reading:

Tittle, P. (2011). Critical Thinking : An Appeal to Reason. New York: Routledge. APUS Library

Link: http://ezproxy.apus.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com./login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk

&AN=347248&site=ehost-­‐live&scope=site

Recommended Text:

Perrin, Robert. (2009)

“Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association” (APA) 6th Ed. -­‐ July 2009 ISBN: 1433805618

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library are used and will be available through the classroom.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:Learning to Think Things Through: A Guide to Critical Thinking Across the Curriculum, 4th ed.
ISBN:9780137085149
Publication Info:Pearson
Author:Gerald M. Nosich
Unit Cost:$62.47

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.