Critical Thinking and Readings in Social Science (Compulsory)

  1. Students will learn and understand the concepts of critical thinking including deductive and inductive thinking to judge any argument.
  2. Students will apply and demonstrate skills in critical reasoning through critical reading, annotating texts and evaluate sources and question underlying assumptions.
  3. Students will be able to independently (and in groups) respond to social science texts, applying concepts of CT and evaluate arguments in standard texts
  4. Students will develop ability to use Critical Thinking in the era of ‘information overload’ andlearn to spot fallacies and other common mistakes in public deliberations
  5. Students will create a portfolio of arguments that they collect and analyse from a case study. They will demonstrate how to improve arguments they enounter using methods learnt in the course.

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