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A8501 Critical Thinking and Writing

  • Unit Code & NameA8501 Critical Thinking and Writing
  • DescriptionThis foundational course unit provides structured, practical instruction in the nature and skills of critical thinking and writing in a theological context.
  • DisciplineHumanities
  • LevelPostgraduate
  • Semester2, 2017
  • Delivery ModeOnline
  • Lecturer(s) Assoc Prof Glen O'Brien
  • PrerequisitesNil
  • Learning OutcomesAt the end of this unit students will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the nature of critical thinking, memory, and the relationship between thought and knowledge;
    2. Critically analyse arguments, draw deductively valid conclusions in the context of complex argumentation, critically analyse qualitative and quantitative data;
    3. Explore the nature of creative thinking and hypotheses testing and demonstrate a pronounced ability to apply critical thinking skills to research and essay writing;
    4. Widely access research repositories and assess their relevance for particular purposes and organise research data in a systematic and coherent fashion;
    5. Demonstrate the worth of personal systems or processes utilised for critical writing and research.