|Course No. and Title:||
PHIL 1101 Critical Thinking
Three (3) credit hours
Ahmad Rahmanian, PhD
The course materials include a textbook and the instructor’s notes on each topic. The approach taken to the evaluation of the students’ work is designed to facilitate one-on-one student-instructor dialogue and to enrich the students’ learning experience. To enhance the interactive process, there is also a forum for the exchange of ideas.
The course covers 10 topics, including Meaning, Definition, Reconstructing and Assessing Arguments, Deductive and Inductive Reasoning, Arguing Back, and Irrational Techniques of Persuasion.
William Hughes & Jonathan Lavery, Critical Thinking: an introduction to the basic skills, 5th edition (Broadview Press, 2008)
Textbooks can be ordered from the UNB Fredericton Bookstore:
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The assessment is based on 9 sets of discussions, 10 sets of tasks, a midterm test, and a final exam. The discussions and tasks cover the entire course, the midterm covers the first few topics, and the final the rest of the topics. The discussions and tasks require paragraph answers, the midterm is multiple-choice, and the final is multiple-choice and short-answer questions. The students will have two hours to complete the midterm and three hours the final. Both the midterm and the final are supervised; they will be scheduled by each student separately online. The four components of the assessment are weighted as follows:
All mid-term exams and final exams for online courses will be invigilated at an approved time and location. Please refer to the Online Exam Request Form to book.
|Time Limit:||6 months from registration date. All course exams and/or assignments must be completed by the designated end date of your course.|
Online courses are subject to an additional $100 non-refundable online fee per course. Fees are subject to change by the Board of Governors.
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