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PHIL2642 - Critical Thinking
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences - 6 credit points
HECS Band one
Domestic Fee: $2,580
International Fee: $3,060
EFTSL: 0.125000000
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Department: School of Philosophy
Offered session(s): 2, 11
Prerequisites: 12 Junior credit points in any units within the University
Teacher/Coordinator: Dr Luke Russell

Classes: one 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial per week

Assessment: one 2000 word essay, one in-class test and one 2 hour exam

An introduction to critical thinking and the analysis of argument. Through examination of arguments drawn from diverse sources, including journalism, advertising, science, medicine, history, economics and politics, we will learn 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.
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