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COURSE UNIT TITLECOURSE UNIT CODESEMESTERTHEORY + PRACTICE (Hour)ECTS
CRITICAL THINKING PSK105 First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall) 3 + 0 5

TYPE OF COURSE UNITCompulsory Course
LEVEL OF COURSE UNITBachelor's Degree
YEAR OF STUDY1
SEMESTERFirst Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)-First Term (Fall)
NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS ALLOCATED5
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 DELIVERYFace to face
PRE-REQUISITES OF THE COURSENo
RECOMMENDED OPTIONAL PROGRAMME COMPONENTNone
COURSE CONTENTS
WEEKTOPICS
1st Week Getting Acquainted and Introduction to Critical Thinking
2nd Week Reasoning and Scientific Thinking
3rd Week Recognition and Evaluation of Arguments
4th Week Structure of Pseudoscientific Arguments
5th Week Self and Self Consciousness
6th Week What is Reality/Truth?
7th Week Ways of Knowing and Thinking
8th Week Mid-term and Language, Thinking and Logic
9th Week Pitfalls in Thinking
10th Week Inductive and Deductive Reasoning
11th Week Use of Resources and Test of Resource Reliability
12th Week Media and Critical Thinking
13th Week Critical Thinking Based Communication
14th Week Interaction of Critical Thinking and Psychology
RECOMENDED OR REQUIRED READINGRuggiero, 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 METHODSLecture,Discussion
ASSESSMENT METHODS AND CRITERIA
 QuantityPercentage(%)
Mid-term120
Assignment420
Quiz420
Total(%)60
Contribution of In-term Studies to Overall Grade(%)60
Contribution of Final Examination to Overall Grade(%)40
Total(%)100
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTIONTurkish
WORK PLACEMENT(S)No
  

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