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(B, G, X)
|Unit chair:||G Duke|
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.
Tutorial exercises - 25% - ongoing assessment tasks equivalent to 1000 words.
Joint classroom project 1 - 12.5% 500 words
Joint classroom project 2 – 12.5% 500 words
Collaborative online project 1 – 12.5% 500 words
Collaborative online project 2 – 12.5% 500 words
Two hour end of trimester examination 50%
Unit Fee Information
|Student Contribution Rate*||Student Contribution Rate**||Student Contribution Rate***||Fee rate - Domestic Students||Fee rate - International students|
* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.