UGS 303 Syllabus - Copy

UGS 303 Syllabus - Copy - UGS 303 THINKING ABOUT THINKING...

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UGS 303 – THINKING ABOUT THINKING IN THE DISCIPLINES TIP SIGNATURE COURSE UNIQUE NUMBER: 65305 FALL 2011 Class Meets: Mondays, 3:00-3:50 pm, BUR 106 Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 am - 12:20 pm, WEL 3.260 Instructor : Office: Email: Phone: Dr. Cassandra Delgado-Reyes FAC 334, TIP Office Dr.D-R@mail.utexas.edu 475-9391 direct line 232-6493 TIP front desk Office Hours: Tuesdays 3:30 -4:30 PM Wednesdays 12:00 – 2:00 PM or by appointment Required Text Lies, Damned Lies, and Science: How to sort through the noise around global warming, the latest health claims, and other scientific controversies. Author: Sherry Seethaler Publisher: FT Press Publication Date: 2009 ISBN-13: 978-0137155224 Availability: University Co-op. Feel free to shop around with online book vendors, Kindle eBooks, and commercial bookstores. Additional readings will be assigned as needed and can be found on our BlackBoard course site: http://courses.utexas.edu How to Study For This Course This course is primarily about process, not content, and each instructor will ask you to practice the process in their own way. We will not be using one comprehensive text. However, you will be expected to understand, apply, and evaluate the terms in our Critical Thinking Lexicon found on BlackBoard in Course Documents . These terms may not be new to you. What you are expected to do with them, however, will be. The assigned readings will be used as the backdrop for discussing the critical thinking ideas and concepts presented in our Lexicon. You will be expected to go beyond just remembering what is said and regurgitating the material. You will have to look deeper, chew on it, reach your own conclusions and
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justify those conclusions with solid reasons and evidence. You will have to go past what you know and have experienced and put effort into understanding different perspectives and assumptions. This course is about evaluating YOUR thinking as much as it is evaluating another person's thinking. You will have to communicate this thinking clearly in writing and in conversation. This class is designed to be a safe place to explore your thinking process and ideas. Respect others and respect the process. Coming to class and doing the reading is the MINIMUM that needs to happen when studying for this course. Much of your learning will happen outside of the classroom. Thinking about your intellectual and emotional reactions to the information you receive, discussing the readings and ideas with your peers, finding and evaluating outside information as it relates to our topic of discussion, working in your team to understand objectives, solve problems and answer questions you will encounter with your Meeting of the Mind projects are all examples of "studying" for this course. The responsibility for your learning has shifted from what you may be used to. In college, it is now up to
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