AP/MODR1730 6.0 F: 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: TBA
This course introduces students to a variety of critical skills that are essential to every professional career. These skills include logical analysis, language analysis, conceptual analysis, fallacy analysis, and writing analysis.
1) Jean Saindon and Peter John Krek, Critical Thinking: Argument and Argumentation, 2nd ed., 2014;
2) Course Kit, MODR 1730C/F, Reasoning about Social Issues
three tests, two essays, and 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.
The course is divided into three sections: 1) reasoning, logic, language, and the fallacies; 2) conceptual analysis, and 3) critical thinking, reading, and writing about social issues.
To learn how to identify and critique the arguments of others and how to construct good arguments oneself.
- 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