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Area/Catalogue
LANG 1002

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Course Level

globe-earth-geography

Offered Externally
Yes

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Course ID
012294

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)

Second Semester
(Study Period 5)
Course owner

Course owner
UniSA College

Course aim

To enable students to manage the demands of literacy in a critical manner in a university environment.

Course content

This course develops students' criticality for academic purposes. Students are introduced to critical thinking and reading through the analysis of a range of texts. This involves the assessment of strength of argument, bias, credibility, and reliability as the students learn first how to critique non-academic texts right through to conducting a literature review of a journal article. The literature review process involves learning about research methods, ethics and importance of new and reliable knowledges in academia. The course develops the students understanding of language use for different purposes.

Textbook(s)

Chatfield, T 2018, Crirtical Thinking, SAGE Publications, London

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
Virtual Lecture - appropriate for students who are unable to attend the internal lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Lecture 1 hour x 13 weeks
Tutorial 2 hours x 13 weeks
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Online (Podcast of internal lecture) 1 hour x 13 weeks
Online learning activities N/A x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, CITY WEST
Portfolio 2500 words 50% N/A
Quiz 1000 words equivalent 20% N/A
Review 1000 words 20% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A
INTERNAL, MT GAMBIER
Portfolio 2500 words 50% N/A
Quiz 1000 words equivalent 20% N/A
Review 1000 words 20% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A
INTERNAL, WHYALLA
Portfolio 2500 words 50% N/A
Quiz 1000 words equivalent 20% N/A
Review 1000 words 20% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A
EXTERNAL, CITY WEST, ONLINE
Portfolio 2500 words 50% N/A
Quiz 1000 words equivalent 20% N/A
Review 1000 words 20% N/A
Participation N/A 10% N/A

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 1)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

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