Dr. Glenn Rogers, Professor of Philosophy and Social Sciences at Iowa Lakes Community College in Estherville, has recently published his fourth philosophy text, Critical Thinking: Understanding the Principles and Processes of Thinking Well.
Dr. Rogers teaches Critical Thinking each semester on the Estherville campus. He decided to write a textbook on the subject because he wanted to gauge his presentation to Iowa Lakes students, discussing the most pertinent features of critical thinking using illustrations taken from real world situations in areas such as philosophy, politics, business, education and relationships.
When asked why students need a course in Critical Thinking, Dr. Rogers said, “Not everyone needs to take psychology or sociology or even philosophy. But everyone, regardless of what they are studying or what they plan to do in life, needs to improve his or her thinking skills.”
Dr. Rogers’ Critical Thinking course helps students develop the higher order thinking skills that will not only help them think more effectively, but read, write, and speak more effectively as well.
In the past, Dr. Rogers’ Critical Thinking course was only offered to students on the Estherville campus. In the 2014 spring semester, the course will be offered on all five of the college’s campuses via the intercampus television system. Students in Emmetsburg, Algona, Spencer and Spirit Lake will be able to take Dr. Rogers’ course without having to commute to Estherville.
This is the fourth philosophy textbook which Dr. Glenn Rogers has written since joining the faculty of Iowa Lakes Community College.