|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||10 x 1 Hour Lectures|
|Seminar||10 x 1 Hour Seminars|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Assessed by a 1500-word assignment on "Ways of Thinking (Modern Languages)"||30%|
|Semester Assessment||Assessed by a 1500-word assignment on "Ways of Understanding the Past (History/Welsh History)"||35%|
|Semester Assessment||Assessed by a 1500-word assignment on "Ways of Seeing (Art/Media)"||35%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmit failed assessment "Ways of Thinking"||30%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmit failed assessment "Ways of Understanding the Past "||35%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Resubmit failed assessment "Ways of Seeing"||35%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
(1) Identify different forms of argument and evidence, and valid conclusions arising from them, and have made significant progress towards using them effectively in writing.
(2) Demonstrate a grasp of the purposes of investigating of the past, and have made significant progress in written work towards balancing the perspectives of experiential, historiographical, and postmemorial approaches.
(3) Demonstrate an awareness of some of the advantages and problems of using visual material as evidence, and have made significant progress in written work in using such material evidentially.
To introduce students to the types, stages, and processes of Critical Thinking.
To introduce students to the work of selected critical thinkers and their texts.
To develop students’ critical thinking and writing skills.
The module will be taught as a one-hour lecture/presentation per week, with a linked weekly seminar/workshop. Students will undertake a significant number of hours of independent study each week, developing their critical thinking.
For students registered for BA Liberal Arts, this module forms the first half of the first year core course. It is followed in semester two by EL10220 Language in the Modern World.
Indicative list of weekly sessions and department delivering each stage of the module:
Stage 1: Ways of Thinking (Modern Languages)
1. Dialectics - the process of presenting an argument
2. Analysis - varieties of evidence and data
3. Synthesis - goals and conclusions
Stage 2: Ways of Understanding the Past (History /Welsh History)
4. What is history? - the methods and purposes of historical investigation
5. Memory and Evidence - the testimony of experience and historiography
6. Postmemory - inherited, collective, and generational notions of the past
Stage 3: Ways of Seeing (Art/Media)
7. Ways of Seeing - is seeing believing?
8. Reading Images - how media mediate social reality
9. Points of View - presenting an argument visually
10. Overview forum and discussion
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||N/A|
|Communication||will be developed in written work and discussion work|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||will be developed as a result of feedback and response|
|Information Technology||will be developed in related study and research work|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Personal development in writing, thinking and arguing|
|Problem solving||will be developed in relation to assessment tasks and questions|
|Research skills||will be developed in the written assessments|
|Subject Specific Skills||Reasoning, interpreting evidence, and constructing a logical argument in written and oral form|
|Team work||will be developed in small-group seminar activities|
This module is at CQFW Level 4