Courses & Units

Foundations of Critical Thinking HAA002

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Introduction

This unit provides an introduction to basic concepts important to critical thought and helps students develop skills in critical thinking and analysis. What provokes thinking? What is it that we do when we think? What makes an argument convincing? How much evidence is required to support an argument, and what counts as evidence anyway? How does 'inferential reasoning' work, and why is it helpful to know how to do it? Why is dialogue important and what happens when it breaks down? What are the limits of rational argument? What roles do images and feelings play in arguments and other forms of persuasion? Whose voices count as important? How can you develop your own voice in writing and critical argument? Students will apply the knowledge they gain through lectures to a series of practical exercises that must be completed in order for the student to receive credit for having taken the unit. On completion of the unit students will be well prepared to undertake 100 level units in the College of Arts and Law.

Summary

Unit name Foundations of Critical Thinking
Unit code HAA002
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Teaching staff

Staff from the College of Arts and Law/School of Humanities

Level Foundation
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

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International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2017: $793.00 2017: $1,561.00 091701

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus: 1 hour web-based recorded lecture and 2 hours tutorial per week

Off Campus: 1 hour web-based recorded lecture and 2 hours web-based tutorial per week

Assessment

Based on tutorial participation and written assignments totaling at least 2,500 words
(Pass or Fail only - ungraded pass).

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Textbooks

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