University Course Planner The University of Adelaide Australia

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 the 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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Undergraduate
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Units
EFTSL
Amount
3
0.125
          
  


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 16/03/2020 Thu 26/03/2020 Fri 12/06/2020 Not Available


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11104 LE01 250 120 3 Mar - 7 Apr Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Helen Mayo Nth, 103N, Florey Lecture Theatre
6 Mar - 10 Apr Friday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 102, Lecture Theatre
28 Apr - 9 Jun Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Helen Mayo Nth, 103N, Florey Lecture Theatre
1 May - 12 Jun Friday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 102, Lecture Theatre
18641 LEC0 70 35 No details available
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
11105 TU10 30 7 11 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
6 May - 10 Jun Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Hartley, 108a, Teaching Room
11106 TU09 30 19 11 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
6 May - 10 Jun Wednesday 5pm - 6pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
11107 TU08 30 7 10 Mar - 7 Apr Tuesday 9am - 10am Napier, 108, Teaching Room
5 May - 9 Jun Tuesday 9am - 10am Napier, 108, Teaching Room
11108 TU07 30 3 12 Mar - 9 Apr Thursday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
7 May - 11 Jun Thursday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
11109 TU05 30 12 12 Mar - 9 Apr Thursday 4pm - 5pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
7 May - 11 Jun Thursday 4pm - 5pm Napier, 108, Teaching Room
11111 TU02 30 7 12 Mar - 9 Apr Thursday 11am - 12pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
7 May - 11 Jun Thursday 11am - 12pm Ligertwood, 111, Teaching Room
11112 TU01 30 20 12 Mar - 9 Apr Thursday 5pm - 6pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room
7 May - 11 Jun Thursday 5pm - 6pm Hughes, 322, Teaching Room
14997 TU06 30 FULL 11 Mar - 8 Apr Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room
6 May - 10 Jun Wednesday 2pm - 3pm Napier, 205, Teaching Room