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ASP208 - Introduction to Logical Reasoning

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

George Duke

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ASP308

Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.

Content

The capacity to evaluate and construct arguments is an invaluable skill across all disciplines, including philosophy, politics, science, law, business and media. This unit provides an introduction to the principles of critical thinking and reasoning. Students will learn a range of critical and creative thinking techniques including how to construct sound arguments and detect common reasoning errors. Critical reasoning skills will be taught with a focus upon practical applications and a view to the benefits that these skills have beyond the university as well as in academic contexts. This unit will therefore be of interest to students of philosophy as well as to students from all disciplinary areas.

Assessment

Class/Online Exercises, 25%, 1000 words

Reports, 12.5% each, 500 words x 2

Exam, 50%

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