University of Washington perfessers, having grown weary of having people refer to their course offerings as a bunch of BS, now plan to make it official:
Critical thinking is one of the most valuable skills students can learn, but starting next quarter, the UW will offer a course on it but with a much-less academic name: Calling Bull...
West works in the university's data lab and said the course will mainly revolve around numbers and how data can be manipulated.
AlGore isn't going to like this.
"We figured if we called it critical reasoning and statistical inference, the students would gloss over that in their course catalog," West said.
Perfesser West can't be faulted on his application of logic in this context; it's certainly a catchy title for a stats course.