Units of study

PHIL2642 - Critical Thinking

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Luke Nigel Russell
Phone: +61 2 9351 3821
Email: luke.russell@sydney.edu.au

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

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.

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PHIL2642

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