Argumentation and Computers: Tools for Arguing and Critical Thinking
About the Module
This module is concerned with logic, arguing and critical thinking. Logic is the foundation of programming, mathematics and computer science. We will cover a history of logic and argumentation, including different styles of reasoning and how these are modelled in a computational context.
To account for these contexts, this module is split into three units which cover (i) logic, (ii)argument and critical analysis and (iii) computational tools for argumentation. The units work together to give students an understanding of classical logic and enable them to construct arguments and use computational tools that present their own position on a subject (argument construction) and critically evaluate (critical analysis) the arguments of another.
There are 20 SCQF points available on this module.
|1||A History of Logic and its Relation to Computer Science|
|4||Reasoning in AI and Cognitive Science|
|5||An Introduction to Argumentation|
|7||Identifying Arguments and their Structure|
|10||Using the Computer to Support Argument|
Assessment and Coursework
Coursework counts for 50% of the final module mark.
The final degree exam counts for 50% of the final module mark.
Marking criteria are provided on My Dundee for all assignments so that you know what we are looking for when we are marking your coursework. Please ensure that you refer to these when completing assignments.
|Title||Week Given||Week Due||Effort Expected (hours)||Value (%)|
|Close analysis with OVA||1||8||10|
All course material is available on My Dundee. This includes copies of lecture materials, practical exercises, and assignments. The reading list for this module can be accessed from My Dundee and provides recommended materials for completing the module.