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PROGRAMME:   BACHELOR (HONS) DEGREE PROGRAMME
CODE & COURSE: BEL 462: READING AND CRITICAL THINKING
(DEGREE Level)
CREDIT HOURS:       2   CONTACT HOURS:       2 hours per week
DURATION:               14 weeks PRE-REQUISITE:           COLLEGE ENGLISH (if coming in from STPM/Matriculation)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

WEEK
CONTENT
1
COURSE INTRODUCTION
2
IDENTIFYING THESES AND IMPLIED MAIN IDEAS IN TEXTS
3
IDENTIFYING PURPOSE AND TONE
4
DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN FACT AND OPINION
5

IDENTIFYING LOGICAL REASONING: DEDUCTIVE REASONING AND INDUCTIVE

6
MAKING INFERENCES AND DRAWING CONCLUSIONS
7
RECOGNISING AND EVALUATING ARGUMENT
8
MID-SEMESTER EXAMINATION (40%)
9

DETECTING BIAS

10
ASKING QUESTIONS WHICH ANALYZES, HYPOTHESIZE AND EVALUATE MATERIALS READ
11
GRADED ASSIGNMENTS (20%)
12
PREPARATION FOR FINAL EXAMINATION: REVISION OF SKILLS TAUGHT
13
PREPARATION FOR FINAL EXAMINATION: REVISION OF SKILLS TAUGHT
14
DISCUSSION OF PAST SEMESTER'S PAPER

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