Content

This unit introduces students to the foundational skills of critical thinking and writing for use in the study of theology and related disciplines. It is designed to equip the student in the evaluation and construction of theological ideas through the appropriation of the principles of logic and reasoning. The skills developed will include the analysis and construction of sound arguments, identifying and avoiding logical fallacies, writing with clarity, and distinguishing between weak sense and strong sense critical thinking.

Unit Code: AP8722B

Points: 24.0

Unit Level: Postgraduate Foundational

Unit Discipline: Philosophy

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the function of logic and argument in theological discourse

2.

Identify and construct deductively valid conclusions

3.

Apply higher level critical thinking skills to theological research and essay writing

4.

Show advanced skills in the construction and evaluation of arguments

5.

Communicate competing theological ideas in discourse designed for public consumption

Pedagogy

Lectures, discussion, forum engagement, videos, reading

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

1,200 word primary source analysis

20.0

3,000 word essay

50.0

600 word exercise

10.0

600 word exercise

10.0

600 word exercise

10.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 7 Sep, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-13 11:47:38 +1000