Utilizes the constructs and techniques of symbolic logic to illustrate the basis for assessing validity in arguments. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

Credits:
4.00

Distance Education: Web Course Information

CRN 32414

From the Instructor:
In this introduction to modern symbolic logic, you will learn how to construct valid and sound arguments and to rigorously evaluate the arguments of others. You will learn three symbolic logical languages, each designed to represent the logical properties of three types of argument. With moderate fluency in these new languages, you will gain advantage for a career in academics, business, computer or information science, engineering, journalism, law, mathematics, medicine, physics (or another field that requires strong critical thinking skills). The primary methods of this course are focused study, philosophical reflection, diligent practice with logic exercises, and rational discourse. .................... General topics include: Logic and Argument. Deduction and Induction. Statements, Propositions, and Context. Use and Mention. Categorical Logic. Statement Logic. Truth-Functionally Simple and Compound Statements. Symbolizing Simple and Compound Statements. Symbolizing More Complex Statements and Arguments. Predicate Logic.
Course Specific Requirements:
Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115, and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores are acceptable. NOTE: MTH 65 or MTH 95 is highly recommended. .................... Participating in this course means an earnest commitment to diligent study, personal reflection, active listening, and a willingness to patiently study and perform logic exercises. To successfully participate in this course, you will use: >>> Required Text: A Concise Introduction to Logic (CIL): An Emphasis on Modern Formal Logic, 12th edition + MindTap, Patrick J. Hurley, Cengage Learning. ***NOTE*** The text + MindTap bundle can be ordered through the PCC Bookstore ****** >>> Personal computer with Internet access (the PCC Library Computer Lab is another option: http://www.pcc.edu/library/services/computers.html) >>> Adobe Reader XI (Download a free copy at: http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html) >>> Adobe Flash Player (Download a free copy at: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/) >>> MindTap (This resource will be bundled with the text. You will register for this online tool during the first week of class.)
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WEB » 32414 - 23-Jun-2014 thru 30-Aug-2014
Instructor: Joseph K Corrado
Notes: 10 week course, June 23 - August 30.
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
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