FSS:POL373 True or False? - Course Information

POL373 True of False? Information and arguments in 21st century

Faculty of Social Studies
Spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Mgr. Otto Eibl, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Miloš Gregor, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
prof. PhDr. Lubomír Kopeček, Ph.D.
Division of Politology - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Contact Person: Bc. Lucie Pospíšilová
Supplier department: Division of Politology - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Studies
Fri 23. 2. 9:45–11:15 U23, Fri 16. 3. 9:45–15:00 U35, Fri 27. 4. 9:45–15:00 U35, Fri 11. 5. 9:45–15:00 U35
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.

The capacity limit for the course is 40 student(s).
Current registration and enrolment status: enrolled: 24/40, only registered: 2/40
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The aim of the course is to acquaint students with the basic rules of a critical approach to processing of information of any kind.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, students will be: - able to evaluate the authenticity of news; - able to process and verify data of any kind; - equipped with a basic set of knowledge needed for argumentation skills.
  • 1. Introduction to the course 2. How to process information: A conceptual framework 3. Historical aspects of fake news and misinformation 4. Psychological principles of information processing 5. Manipulative tools and techniques 7. Critical evaluation and verification of information
  • NICHOLS, Tom. The death of expertise : the campaign against established knowledge and why it matters. New York: Oxford University Press, 2017. xv, 252. ISBN 9780190469412. info
  • SLOMAN, Steven A. and Philip FERNBACH. The knowledge illusion : why we never think alone. New York: Riverhead Books, 2017. 296 stran. ISBN 9780399184352. info
Teaching methods
seminars, class discussions, lessons
Assessment methods
Students are required to attend to seminars, group presentation
Language of instruction
Further Comments
Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2019.
  • Enrolment Statistics (Spring 2018, recent)
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