PHILO103-18B (NET)

Critical Thinking

15 Points

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Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
Te Kura Kete Aronui
School of Social Sciences
Dept of Philosophy

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: paula.maynard@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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The paper is designed to help students to improve their skills in identifying, interpreting, analysing and evaluating arguments, and also in constructing good arguments of their own. These skills are useful both in other university papers and in the wider world.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is taught entirely online, through Moodle. You will be expected to complete online lessons and exercise, participate in online discussion forums, and to submit tests and assignments through Moodle.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the course should be able to:

  • Identify an argument
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  • Interpret an argument
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  • Analyse the structure of an argument
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  • Evaluate an argument
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  • Construct a good argument of their own
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Test 1
27 Jul 2018
11:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Test 2
17 Aug 2018
11:00 PM
10
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Assignment 1
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Assignment 2
17 Oct 2018
11:00 PM
20
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
5. Moodle lessons
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
6. Moodle exercises
15
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
7. Moodle forum participation
5
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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None: all essential material is covered in the Moodle lessons.
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Recommended Readings

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Critical Thinking: A Concise Guide (4 ed.), Bowell, T. & Kemp, G. (London: Routledge, 2015).
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Online Support

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Lessons and exercises will be provided on Moodle.
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Workload

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You are expected to spend an average of ten hours per week on this paper.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: PHIL103

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