Critical Thinking and Writing

This postgraduate unit  provides instruction in the nature and skills of critical thinking and writing in theological research and writing. It covers drawing deductively valid conclusions, constructing valid arguments, analysing and assessing arguments and sources, and organising and presenting research findings.

All A units are not included in the structure of Majors or Sub-majors (UG studies) or in concentration or specialisation (PG studies).


Study Level



Humanities in the Christian Tradition

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Learning Outcomes

At the end of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the nature of critical thinking, memory, and the relationship between thought and knowledge;
  2. critically analyse arguments, draw deductively valid conclusions in the context of complex argumentation, critically analyse qualitative and quantitative data;
  3. explore the nature of creative thinking and hypotheses testing and demonstrate a pronounced ability to apply critical thinking skills to research and essay writing;
  4. widely access research repositories and assess their relevance for particular purposes and organise research data in a systematic and coherent fashion;
  5. demonstrate the worth of personal systems or processes utilised for critical writing and research.
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