700.605.01 Critical Reasoning for Bioethics I
- Berman Institute (Bioethics)
- 1st term
- 2 credits
- Academic Year:
- 2019 - 2020
- East Baltimore
- Mon 09/02/2019 - Fri 10/25/2019
- Class Times:
- Monday, 5:30 - 7:20pm
This course introduces students to critical reasoning skills that are widely used in bioethics research and practice, including identifying arguments, mapping those arguments, critically assessing those arguments, and critical writing.
Introduces critical thinking skills needed to do bioethics work. Introduces argument mapping techniques and gives students practice extracting arguments from texts and mapping those arguments. Introduces students to common strengths and weaknesses of arguments and gives students practice in evaluating arguments. Explains the features of good argumentative prose and gives students practice in writing arguments. Introduces students to the features of good critical writing.
- Learning Objectives:
- 1. Extract arguments from written texts and visually map those arguments 2. Evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of arguments 3. Formulate good arguments and express them in text 4. Identify the features of good critical writing.
- Methods of Assessment:
Weekly homework assignments: 80%. Attendance and participation: 20%
- Enrollment Restriction:
Restricted to MBE students, Bioethics PhD students, and Berman Institute Post-Doctoral Fellows
- Instructor Consent:
No consent required