AP/MODR1730 6.0 C: Reasoning About Social Issues
Calendar Description / Prerequisite / Co-Requisite
This is a skills-based course focusing on critical thinking, research-based writing, and qualitative and quantitative analysis. The particular focus will be on different positions taken within the social sciences on issues such as abortion, euthanasia, pornography, immigration etc. Typical examples are to be analyzed. Course credit exclusions: AP/MODR 1760 6.00, AP/MODR 1770 6.00.
Office Location: MC 231
Phone Number: (416) 736-2100 Ext. 77483
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday 2:30 – 3:30
These courses introduce students to a variety of critical skills and then use these skills to address a variety of social issues and issues about morality and values.
1) Jean Saindon and Peter John Krek, “Critical Thinking: Argument and Argumentation,” 2nd ed., Toronto: Nelson, 2014, ISBN 978-0-17-666100-7;
2) Course Kit, MODR 1730C/1760B
a final exam.
All assignments are worth 20% of the final grade. Students get the higher grade of tests 1 and 2, provided they complete both.
Two thirds of the course is devoted to studying critical skills and the last third to using them to address a variety of social issues and issues about morality and values.
1) To help students develop their reasoning skills as a means of
2) helping them think critically about major social issues and issues about morality and values.
- Academic Honesty
- Student Rights and Responsibilities
- Religious Observance
- Grading Scheme and Feedback
- 20% Rule
No examinations or tests collectively worth more than 20% of the final grade in a course will be given during the final 14 calendar days of classes in a term. The exceptions to the rule are classes which regularly meet Friday evenings or on Saturday and/or Sunday at any time, and courses offered in the compressed summer terms.
- Academic Accommodation for Students with Disabilities