Courses & Units

Good Thinking: Reasoning Skills for Life HPH106

Hobart

Introduction

This unit aims to teach the fundamentals of good reasoning. You will learn how to construct, analyse, and critically evaluate arguments; how to identify and avoid common errors in reasoning; how to think logically and well; and how to communicate your thoughts clearly and effectively. We teach these skills by developing practical techniques for the evaluation of reasoning, and applying these techniques to arguments from science, politics, philosophy, and the popular media. These skills are invaluable across all disciplines, and will benefit you in academic contexts and in life beyond university.

Summary

Unit name Good Thinking: Reasoning Skills for Life
Unit code HPH106
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Mathematics|Philosophy and Gender Studies
Coordinator Doctor Richard Corry
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010199 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

HAA002 or XBR105

Teaching

AssessmentExamination - take home (40%)|Portfolio (40%)|Essay (20%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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