EMP109 Solving Problems with Critical Thinking (2)

Critical thinking is a vital skill in all workplaces. This subject introduces students to the fundamentals of critical thinking, including how to think logically, evaluate the reasoning of others, avoid common errors in thought, weigh up options and make decisions well.  It also shows how these skills can be used to solve problems, especially those common to professional environments.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMP109. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is not available to students who have completed PHL201 as it shares similar content.

Subject Relationships

PHL201 This subject shares similar content with EMP109

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate their understanding of the fundamentals of critical thinking through the successful completion of criterion-referenced assessment; and
  • be able to apply critical thinking skills to solve a problem.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Critical reasoning
  • Decision theory
  • Problem solving

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.