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||In this course students improve their ability to ask creatively, think critically and reason rigorously. This involves questioning claims, assertions and inferences, as well as identifying false reasoning or fallacies. Students write a research paper, and a selection of essays of various genres such as description, evaluation, explanation, argument and analysis including a position paper. Each Essay is revised at least once. In addition, students learn how to evaluate and interpret written texts of others with a critical perspective as they evaluate and analyze arguments (question reasoning, evidence and their source in written arguments) and construct their own arguments (i.e a critique) to respond to various points in the original arguments. Students will also present and defend their own opinions using logic, convincing rhetorical strategies and solid evidence. The research paper involves formulating a problem in a current area (e.g. workplace safety, corporate social responsibility or public understanding of science and engineering etc.) doing research and writing a paper to argue for the best solution for the problem.''
E-Learning course (e. g. Moodle)