Basic Critical Thinking (Revision 6)
PHIL 152 is a pre-university-level three-credit course designed to help you in the development of basic critical thinking skills in preparation for more advanced university-level work. The course stresses both reading skills and writing skills. It teaches an active, critical approach to reading that is extended to your own written work.
PHIL 152 comprises the following ten units. Units 1 to 5 focus on comprehension tools and skills. Units 6 to 10 focus on the development of critical capacities in application to both reading and writing.
- Unit 1: Introduction: Purpose, Topic, and Main Idea
- Unit 2: Reading Actively
- Unit 3: What Does it Mean? Understanding Complicated Sentences
- Unit 4: Writing Functions and the Organization of Ideas
- Unit 5: Integrated Reading, Writing, and Thinking
- Unit 6: Critical Thinking: Relevance and Completeness
- Unit 7: Standards of Evaluation
- Unit 8: More Standards of Evaluation
- Unit 9: Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
- Unit 10: Focus on Argumentation
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To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
Flachmann, Kim, Michael Flachmann, Alexandra MacLennan, and Jamie Zeppa. Reader’s Choice. 6th ed. Toronto: Pearson Canada, 2010.
Mayfield, Marlys. Thinking for Yourself: Developing Critical Thinking Skills through Reading and Writing. 8th ed. Boston: Wadsworth Cengage Learning, 2010.
The course materials also include two study guides, and 100 blank index cards.
Current as of: July-06-2016 10:45
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Opened in Revision 6, December 22, 2009.
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Updated May 26 2016 by Student & Academic Services