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PHIL 1101 - Argument and Critical Thinking

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Assumed Knowledge: ESL students are advised to consult Course Coordinator to discuss enrolment in the course
Assessment: 500 word essay & 1000 word essay (50%), 2 hour open book exam (50%)
Syllabus:

Argument is an activity we all engage in, with varying results, in every walk of life. Over the last two millennia philosophers have developed powerful methods for classifying arguments, and identifying common errors in reasoning. Argument and Critical Thinking teaches these methods and applies them to real-life arguments, both written and spoken. It is thus an introduction to communication and applied logic. Among the topics we cover are the theory of legal argument, and the science-pseudoscience debate, which gives us a chance to discuss UFOs, parapsychology, Bigfoot, the Bermuda Triangle and alien abductions!

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 1 $820 Band 1 $820 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10854 LE01 200 82 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 4pm - 5pm Helen Mayo Nth, 103N, Florey Lecture Theatre
7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 12pm - 1pm Helen Mayo Nth, 103N, Florey Lecture Theatre
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 4pm - 5pm Helen Mayo Nth, 103N, Florey Lecture Theatre
2 May - 13 Jun Thursday 12pm - 1pm Helen Mayo Nth, 103N, Florey Lecture Theatre
18651 LEC0 70 12 No details available
Note: You may listen to this lecture online.
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10855 TU10 28 2 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 10am - 11am Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 10am - 11am Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
10856 TU09 28 FULL 4 Mar - 8 Apr Monday 5pm - 6pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
29 Apr - 10 Jun Monday 5pm - 6pm Benham, G25, Peter Martin Room
10857 TU08 28 1 6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
1 May - 12 Jun Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
10858 TU07 28 FULL 7 Mar - 11 Apr Thursday 1pm - 2pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
2 May - 13 Jun Thursday 1pm - 2pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
10860 TU05 28 FULL 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
10862 TU03 28 7 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
10864 TU01 20 2 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG11, Teaching Room
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 11am - 12pm Lower Napier, LG11, Teaching Room