Undergraduate Module Descriptor

PHL1005A: Evidence and Argument 1

This module descriptor refers to the 2016/7 academic year.

Module Content

Syllabus Plan

Essay writing technique; identifying and reconstructing arguments; arguments vs. explanations; deductive reasoning; inductive reasoning; argumentative strategies and fallacies.

Learning and Teaching

This table provides an overview of how your hours of study for this module are allocated:

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

...and this table provides a more detailed breakdown of the hours allocated to various study activities:

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 2211 x 2 hour lectures
Scheduled Learning and Teaching activity 61 hour tutorials every 2 weeks. A great part of the course will be devoted to practical exercises in the construction, analysis and evaluation of arguments. This format allows for a good deal of discussion between students and lecturer, both in lectures and tutorials.
Guided Independent study11Short exercises in logic and critical thinking; readings. The exercises do not come with a minimum word count, but they should take no more than a couple of hours every two weeks.
Guided Independent study111Private study

Online Resources

This module has online resources available via ELE (the Exeter Learning Environment).