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: CT1722B

Points: 18.0

Unit Level: Undergraduate Level 1

Unit Discipline: Systematic Theology

Delivery Mode: Online

Proposing College: Eva Burrows College

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Learning Outcomes

1.

Describe the nature of logic and argument

2.

Identify and construct deductively valid conclusions

3.

Apply critical thinking skills to theological research and essay writing

4.

Show basic skills in the construction and evaluation of arguments

Pedagogy

Lectures, discussion, forum engagement, videos, reading

Assessments

Description Weight (%)

800 word primary source analysis

20.0

400 word exercise

10.0

400 word exercise

10.0

400 word exercise

10.0

2,000 word essay

50.0
Approvals

Unit approved for the University of Divinity by John Capper on 20 Jul, 2017

Unit Record last updated: 2019-09-17 11:22:17 +1000