This course will provide the knowledge to allow us to separate fake news from real, and show how to apply it to evaluate current items in the news. Lectures will cover such topics as the growth of information, the use of common sense, how to change attitudes, how to evaluate scientific claims, and how to find the flaws in policy documents and political speeches. Professor Warren Thorngate will ensure that the news is never the same again. A popular presenter with wit and wisdom !
6 Tuesdays, beginning January 16, 2018, from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm.