Critical Thinking (PHIL2642)
UNIT OF STUDY
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.
Further unit of study information
1x2hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1500wd Essay (30%), 1xin-class test (20%) and 1x2hr exam (50%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
12 Junior credit points
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.