At the end of this course, you will be able to:
Social media, political discourses, arguments with your stepmother: everyday, you need argumentation skills to detect when someone is trying to manipulate or mislead you. After all, there is a reason why the topic has been taught since Antiquity.
And now that we have data, and graphs everywhere, of course, people can be misled with graphs, statistics, or models. In this online class, we will teach you how to evaluate simple arguments, that you will hear in everyday conversations, with a focus on those that are supported by data analyses and visualization.
As in any normal course of this type, there will be plenty of videos to watch. Many of them were found on Youtube, because there is already so much content online. Quizzes, to make sure you are able to correctly identify fallacies, and possibly heated debates that you will have to fight against random strangers and keyboard warriors. So, get ready to leap into a course, that, hopefully, will change the way you argue with people, and you read news on the Web or elsewhere.
Exceptionally, this archived course remains open to registrations although it is not facilitated by the course teachers : its contents are no longer updated and may therefore no longer be up to date. If you register, you can freely consult the read-only resources but all collaborative spaces are closed (forums, wiki and other collaborative exercises): you cannot interact with the teaching team or with other learners. Furthermore, you will not be able to obtain an open badge for this course.
There is no prerequisite for this class. Come with your brain.
No Open Badge nor Certificate will be delivered in this session
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