POL2400 - Critical Analysis

Offering Academic Unit
Department of Public Policy
Credit Units
Course Duration
One Semester
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Course Offering Term*:
Semester B 2019/20

* The offering term is subject to change without prior notice
Course Aims

Fundamental to the success not only of Public Policy Department students, but any students in the university system, is the development of a range of skills allowing them to critically analyze and engage in the world around them. This involves thinking and reasoning rationally about a wide range of issues, both those particular to public policy and those in the wider world.  Introducing to students the basic principles and methods of critical reasoning, thinking, and analysis (such as syllogism, deduction, induction, and fallacies) and teaching them how to apply these in their daily lives aids them in engaging in the world around them in a clear-minded fashion, with a deeper understanding of how the implications of their choices and decisions. This will also help develop student interest and attitude in analyzing a wide range of ethical and other issues critically. Upon completing this course, students will have developed the perspectives and skills of conducting critical analysis in the broad areas of ethics, public policy, public management, and politics.

Assessment (Indicative only, please check the detailed course information)

Continuous Assessment: 100%
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