Arguments, Evidence & Intuition (36200/36201)
The Connected Intelligence Centre (CIC) coordinates this elective subject, which promotes development of the numeracy, quantitative, and critical thinking skills that are increasingly required for participation as informed citizens in today’s culture and society.
Using primary research materials, governmental reports, stories and claims drawn from current media and other sources, participants analyse and identify key features of numerical data and graphical illustrations used to support argument.
By examining the ways that quantitative data can be collected, used, and abused, as evidence for supporting argument, participants have an opportunity to develop habits of mind that can be applied to the questions that should be asked, as informed citizens, of arguments and of the supporting data. Participants apply their skills to construct a narrative that uses graphical and numerical data to tell a story, or support an argument, based on the principles explored in the subject.
Arguments, Evidence and Intuition is available as a 6cp subject and 8cp subject and available this summer to all current UTS undergraduate students.