Units of study
PHIL2642 - Critical Thinking
Semester 2, 2014 | Credit Points: 6
Coordinator: Luke Nigel Russell
Phone: +61 2 9351 3821
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.
1x1500wd essay (30%), 1x in-class test (20%) and 1x2hr exam (50%)
1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week
12 junior credit points
Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.
Lecture for PHIL2642
|Session||Semester 2 2014|
|Location||Eastern Avenue Lecture Theatre F19|
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