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Short Courses

Short Courses are a series of brief, interactive experiences to educate you on various aspects of critical thinking and analytic tradecraft. These self-paced modules will introduce or reinforce important concepts in the areas of reasoning, logical fallacies, cognitive biases, analysis, structured analytic techniques, and more. As an interactive experience, the short courses compel you to engage with the materials and will evaluate comprehension of key concepts at each step.

You will gain a superior understanding of pitfalls that jeopardize clear thinking and methods to improve their analytic processes.

Our short course categories include: Logic, Cognition, and Structured Analytic Techniques (SATs).

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