We often hear about the importance of “critical thinking skills,” but we rarely see the process in action. In the material we’ve examined thus far, I’ve discussed why it’s important that we turn a critical eye on all of the historical texts, terminology, works of art and visual culture that we encounter in this class (as well as in our contemporary visual landscape!)  

In two paragraphs and using your own words, discuss the importance of honing such a skill. Please support your opinion with two examples; one based on the material we’ve seen in class and the other based on something you’ve seen in the media in the past 12 months.  

Reading Materials for this class:………