Units of study

PHIL2642 - Critical Thinking

Winter Main, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: James William Ley

Description

An introduction to critical thinking and analysis of argument. By examining arguments drawn from diverse sources, including journalism, advertising, science, medicine, history, economics and politics, we will learn how to distinguish good from bad arguments, and how to construct rationally persuasive arguments of our own. Along the way we will grapple with scepticism, conspiracy theories and pseudoscience. The reasoning skills imparted by this unit make it invaluable not only for philosophy students but for every student at the University.

Assessments

1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x in-class test (20%) and 1x2hr exam (50%)

Classes

1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

Prerequisites

12 Junior credit points in any units within the University

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lect 1

Lecture 2

         
1 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3
2 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3

 Tuesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lect 3

Lecture 4

         
3 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3
4 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3

 Thursday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lect 5

Lecture 6

         
5 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3
6 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3

 Friday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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Lect 7

Lecture 8

         
7 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3
8 This class runs from Week 1 to Week 3

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