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|Enrolment modes:||Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)|
|Unit chair:||S Van Hooft|
1.5 hours seminar per week
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.
Seminar exercises - 25% - ongoing assessment tasks equivalent to 1000 words.
Project 1 - 12.5% 500 words
Project 2 – 12.5% 500 words
Online project 1 – 12.5% 500 words
Online project 2 – 12.5% 500 words
Two hour end of trimester examination 50%
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