Presented by Bo Bennett, PhD
In this course, you will receive an "uncomfortable" question each day and be invited to answer the question and discuss the question with other students (open only to students).
Have intellectually stimulating conversations every day for the next several months.
Be exposed to different points of view
Through discussion, realize where you might be wrong
Think about questions that you only have ever took for granted
Many of our ideas about the world are based more on feelings than facts, sensibilities than science, and rage than reality. We gravitate toward ideas that make us feel comfortable in areas such as religion, politics, philosophy, social justice, love and sex, humanity, and morality. We avoid ideas that make us feel uncomfortable. This avoidance is a largely unconscious process that affects our judgment and gets in the way of our ability to reach rational and reasonable conclusions. By understanding how our mind works in this area, we can start embracing uncomfortable ideas and be better informed, be more understanding of others, and make better decisions in all areas of life.
AudienceThis course was designed for students 13 and up.
Learning ResourcesFor this course, text, audio, and video resources are used. All of the resources are compatible with virtually all modern web-browsers and mobile devices.
PrerequisitesThere are no prerequisites for this course.
Required ResourcesThere are no required resources for this course.
Optional ResourcesThere are no optional resources for this course.
Student ExpectationsAs a self-paced course, there are no time expectations. However, student support is limited to 6 months from the start of the course date. Students are expected to communicate with instructors and other students in a professional and respectful manner.
This Syllabus May Be UpdatedThe contents of this syllabus may change from time to time. All students will be notified by e-mail of any significant changes.
Lessons in this Course
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About Your Instructor
Bo Bennett, PhD. Bo Bennett's personal motto is "Expose an irrational belief, keep a person rational for a day. Expose irrational thinking, keep a person rational for a lifetime." Much of his work is in the area of education—not teaching people what to think, but how to think. His projects include his books, The Concept: A Critical and Honest Look at God and Religion, Logically Fallacious, the most comprehensive collection of logical fallacies, and Year To Success, a full year course in success. Bo has a podcast/blog called "The Dr. Bo Show" at http://www.TheDrBoShow.com where he takes a critical thinking-, reason-, and science-based approach to issues that matter with the goal of educating and entertaining.
Bo holds a PhD in social psychology, with a master's degree in general psychology and bachelor's degree in marketing. His complete bio along with current projects can be found at BoBennett.com.
Passive Microlearning Course:
This is passive course where you are sent one lesson per day by e-mail. There is no required interactivity. Each lesson averages just a few minutes.
- 166 days of lessons delivered to your e-mail, one per day—just minutes per day
- upon successful completion of this course, students will receive an authenticated certificate of completion
A total of approximately 2 minutes of student learning.
Limited Time Offer: FREE
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Thought-provoking questions that challenge one's own morals and which forces one to re-examine society's current code of ethics, be it acceptable or totally rotten.