- Critical Thinking: What is it?
- Logical, Illogical and Non-logical in the Learning Guide AND Orientation from textbook
- Textbook Ch. 1: Recognizing Arguments
- Textbook Ch. 2: Analyzing Arguments
- Textbook Ch. 5: More Valid Argument Forms
- Textbook Ch. 9: Definition
- Chapter 2: Logic: Deductive Validity from Bowell & Kemp, Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide, 2nd ed.
- Textbook Ch. 3: Evaluating Arguments
- Textbook Ch. 6: Causal Analysis
- Textbook Ch. 11: Reasonable Beliefs
- Textbook Ch. 8: Fallacies
- Textbook Ch. 12: Rules for Writing AND Category Mistakes in the Learning Guide
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Leacture capture
- Web links
- Online Assessment
- Assignment 1 - Questions on topics 1 to 4 (30%)
- Assignment 2 - Questions on topics 5 to 8 (40%)
- Assignment 3 - Invigilated examination (30%)
Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject
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Achieving a high level of critical and creative thinking is one of the most important goals of a university education.
This subject aims to enhance the thinking and communication skills that are fundamental to all of your academic studies.
Employers in most professions and industries regard these abilities as essential.
Effective thinking demands rigorous analysis, imagination and insight.
In this subject you will develop and practise these skills and learn how to structure a successful, systematically reasoned essay.