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Critical and Creative Thinking (PHL131)

School School of Arts
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S1
Description Achieving a high level of critical and creative thinking is one of the most important goals of a university education. This unit aims to enhance the thinking and communication skills that are fundamental to all of your academic studies. Employers in most professions and industries regard these abilities as essential. Effective thinking demands rigorous analysis, imagination and insight. In this unit you will develop and practise these skills and learn how to structure a successful, systematically reasoned essay.
Timetabled Learning Activities Lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 1.5 hours per week.
Prerequisites Nil.
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
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Appears in these Minors Ethics
Philosophy
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

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