Critical Thinking

Equip yourself with the analytic, reflexive and critical thinking skills required for effective problem solving in the workplace.

The knowledge and skills you will develop

How do you tell a good idea from a bad one? Critical thinking is the ability to objectively analyse and evaluate arguments and ideas based on logic and evidence.

This module brings together courses that will hone your skills in the analytical, reflective thinking required for effective problem-solving in the workplace.

How this module can be useful in your career

Employers need people who can think clearly, evaluate information objectively and consider problems in a disciplined and rational way. These skills save organisations and companies time and money and help them to deliver better results.

Well-developed critical thinking skills will enhance your ability to contribute to your workplace at a high level. These skills will help you to succeed in nearly every career path, and are particularly useful for careers in business management, government, and software development.

The courses you can take

You must complete three of the courses listed below (45 points), including at least one course (15 points) at Stage II.

Each course is worth 15 points. Before you can enrol in a Stage II course you need to have passed the prerequisite courses for enrolment in that course.

Stage I course

PHIL 105 Critical Thinking

Stage II courses

ENGLISH 230 Literary Theory and Practice
PHIL 225 Power, Critique and Emancipation
SOCIOL 203 Social Reality and Ideology

You must include PHIL 105 Critical Thinking