This course will review the principles involved in critical analysis, a key skill for the completion of successful theological studies. It will review the different components that make up an “argument” and their relationship to critical thinking. Students will participate interactively, applying these concepts to actual reading materials. Students will also learn to evaluate the components that define a successfully written critical paper in theological studies. During the course, students will be required to construct and evaluate a final research paper applying the principles that they have learned. The topic of the paper can be one that has already been assigned in a different course in which the student is concurrently enrolled. This course is offered on a Credit/ No Credit (CR/NC) basis only.