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.
|Unit name||Good Thinking: Reasoning Skills for Life|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||Mathematics|Philosophy and Gender Studies|
Dr Richard Corry
Dr Richard Corry, Dr David Coady, A/Prof Barbara Holland, Dr Penelope Rush, Dr Jeremy Sumner
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,402.00||010199|
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Essay 20%; Portfolio 40% ; Take-Home Exam 40%
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