This unit aims to develop critical communications skills. Topics covered include logical reasoning and rhetoric, identifying the common fallacies that appear in public and private discussions and debate, moral reasoning, communicating without words, techniques for writing opinion pieces, and crafting and communicating messages effectively. This unit provides students with an opportunity to analyse a situation, make a solid case for a decision and how to communicate it persuasively.
4 hr lecture/workshop and/or full day participatory lectures/workshops
philosophy exam (25%); opinion piece (35%); group presentation (30%); in-calss group work (10%)