Critical Thinking Seminar

The Critical Thinking Seminar serves as a gateway to college-level discourse and thinking.  In their CTS, Saint Mary’s students will develop critical thinking skills through practice and critical reflection.  The Critical Thinking Seminar also lays a foundation for information literacy by requiring all Saint Mary’s students to find, evaluate, and use information in effective oral and written communication.

Critical Thinking Seminars are spread throughout the curriculum so that students can select from a wide-range of different disciplines and knowledge.  From chemistry to the creative arts, you’ll find a CTS almost anywhere you look. 

NOTE:  The Sophia Program represents a dynamic curriculum with regular changes and new courses certified for particular learning outcomes.  The following lists of Sophia Program course certifications are accurate at the time of publication.  Not all sections of all courses have been certified for the Sophia Program.  The class schedule search feature in PRISM, as well as the current schedule pdf, provides section-level certification details.

Courses that meet the Critical Thinking Seminar requirements:

ANTH 141 People and Nature        3 hours
ART 103 Design Lab I 3 hours
BIO 107 Physiology of Women 3 hours
CHEM 121L Principles of Chemistry I Lab 0 hours 
COMM 103 Introduction to Communication 3 hours 
ENVS 161  Introduction to Environmental Studies 3 hours 
GLST 101 Corporate Social Responsibility in Global Context 3 hours 
GWS 207 Introduction to Gender and Women's Studies 3 hours
HIST 103 World Civilization I 3 hours
HIST 201 United States History to 1865 3 hours
HUST 103  Lives and Times 3 hours 
MATH 133 Theory and Application of Calculus 4 hours
MLTF 230 Love, Sex, and Marriage in French Literature 3 hours
MLTS 135 Women Making Mischief 3 hours
MUS 150 Voices in Time 3 hours 
PHIL 110 Introductory Philosophy 3 hours
PSYC 156 Introduction to Psychology: Culture and Systems 3 hours
PSYC 157 Introduction to Psychology: Science for the Citizen 3 hours
RLST 101 Introducing Religious Studies 3 hours
SOC 204 Social Psychology 3 hours 
SW 202 Introduction to Social Work 3 hours 

All courses also fulfill LO1 requirements except those marked by an asterisk (*)