This unit teaches the fundamentals of good thinking. You will learn how to construct, analyse, and critically evaluate arguments; how to reason logically and well; how to identify and avoid common pitfalls of statistical reasoning in scientific and social contexts; and how to communicate your thoughts clearly and effectively. You will learn practical techniques for the evaluation of reasoning, and apply these techniques with fellow students to explore topics and arguments from science, politics, philosophy, and the popular media. The skills you acquire in this unit will be invaluable, not just across academic disciplines, but more broadly for leading a life enriched by good thinking.
|Unit name||Good Thinking: Reasoning Skills for Life|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Mathematics|Philosophy and Gender Studies|
|Coordinator||Doctor Richard Corry|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Explain the theory behind current approaches to reasoning well.
- Analyse and map the structure of reasoning in both academic and everyday contexts.
- Evaluate many different types of reasoning, including deductive, inductive, and statistical reasoning.
- Communicate your own reasoning clearly and effectively.
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:HAA002 or XBR105
Two or three recorded lectures (totalling approximately 40 minutes) weekly; and weekly online discussion participation.
|Assessment||Essay (20%)|Portfolio (40%)|Take Home Exam (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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