|TYPE OF COURSE UNIT||Compulsory Course
|LEVEL OF COURSE UNIT||Bachelor's Degree
|YEAR OF STUDY||1
|SEMESTER||First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)
|NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED||5
|NAME OF LECTURER(S)||Assistant Professor Zuhal Yeniçeri
|LEARNING OUTCOMES OF THE COURSE UNIT
||At the end of this course, the students;
1) Will develop their critical thinking skills in the positive direction.
2) Will know how to differentiate science from pseudoscience and in the light of this knowledge be able to test the proposals presented as science.
3) Will develop a positive attitude towards science and scientific method.
4) Will be able to present one's own feelings and thoughts in the systematic procedures of critical thinking.
5) Will develop skills to inquire about the current issues in his/her environment and increase ones level of awareness.
6) Will learn and apply the methods to analyze the daily arguments on different issues and be able to decipher the contradictions in these arguments.
7) Will use critical thinking practices in ones daily life.
|MODE OF DELIVERY||Face to face
|PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSE||No
|RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENT||None
|1st Week ||Getting Acquainted and Introduction to Critical Thinking|
|2nd Week ||The Formation of the Self Concept|
|3rd Week ||What is Critical Thinkimg?|
|4th Week ||Ways of Thinking and Knowing|
|5th Week ||What is Reality / Truth?|
|6th Week ||What is Argument?|
|7th Week ||What is Evidence? Structure of Pseudoscientific Arguments|
|8th Week ||Mid-Term Exam|
|9th Week ||Errors of Perspective and Procedure|
|10th Week ||Errors of Expression|
|11th Week ||Errors of Reaction and Errors in Combination|
|12th Week ||Knowing Yourself and Being Observant|
|13th Week ||Critical Thinking and Conducting Inquiry|
|14th Week ||General Evaluation|
|RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READING||Ruggiero, V. (2011). Beyond feelings: A guide to critical thinking. Boston: McGraw Hill.
Stanovich, K. E. (2004). How to think straight about psychology. Boston: Pearson.
|PLANNED LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TEACHING METHODS||Lecture,Discussion,Questions/Answers
|ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA||
|Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)||60|
|Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)||40|
|LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION||Turkish