2010 Course Handbook
PHL137: Critical Thinking
This unit aims to teach the fundamentals of critical thinking and reasoning. Students learn how to construct, analyse and critically evaluate arguments; how to detect common fallacies in reasoning; and how to think logically and creatively. We teach these skills by developing practical techniques for the evaluation of reasoning, and applying them to arguments from business, law, science, politics, philosophy and the media. Critical thinking skills are invaluable across all disciplines, and will benefit students in academic contexts and in life beyond university.
D1 - Day; Offered in the first half-year
E1 - Evening; Offered in the first half-year
Summer Session - Offered in January-February as part of Summer School program
X1 - External study; Offered in the first half-year (Session Dates: 20 March; 1 May)
|Staff Contact(s):||Dr Jenny Duke-Yonge|
Department of Philosophy
|People or Planet:||People|
For unit timetable information please visit the Timetables@Macquarie Website .