Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Introduces the concepts and techniques of modern symbolic logic for deductive inference. Develops basic propositional and predicate logic skills including: translating ordinary language into symbolic statements, using truth tables for various logical tests, applying inference rules and strategies in argument proofs, and evaluating the validity of complex deductive arguments. Requires: Basic computer skills (including the ability to use MyPCC and D2L, and perform online searches). Recommended: MTH 65 or MTH 95. Prerequisites: WR 115, RD 115 and MTH 20 or equivalent placement test scores. Audit available.  (For detailed information, see the Course Content and Outcome Guide ).

Credits:
4.00
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CRN Campus / Bldg / Rm Time Days Dates
 
26895 Web 03-Apr-2017 thru 17-Jun-2017
Instructor: Joseph K Corrado
Tuition: credit Fees: $20.00
For information, contact the department at 971-722-4289.
 

Course details: CRN 26895

Course materials

Textbooks

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Online publisher materials

MindTap (MT) is an online logic-learning tool that is bundled with the text (Concise Introduction to Logic, Patrick J. Hurley, Cengage Learning, 2014.) You can order both the text and the MindTap system directly from Cengage Learning when you first use D2L for our class:

1. Open our class in Desire2Learn (D2L).
2. Click the Contents tab at the top of our class window.
3. Select Study Module 1.
4. Click the Chapter 1: Basic Concepts link to open a Cengage portal.

Follow this procedure to select the free trial option for immediate access to the Hurley eBook in MT.
NOTE: This order option is about $100 less than purchase of our text through the PCC Bookstore!

Proctored exams and activities:

There are no proctored exams and activities.

Other in-person and on-campus activities:

There are no other in-person and on-campus activities.

Technology:

There is no additional technology required for this class.

Instructor comments:

You know that the world is facing many complex and serious challenges in our time. More than ever, our world needs clear and cogent and compassionate and courageous thinkers to help us navigate into the future. That’s why toning your reasoning skills makes sense.

With basic fluency in new logical 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 robust critical thinking skills).

The primary methods of this course are focused study, philosophical reflection, diligent practice with logic exercises, and rational discourse.

Web course information

No show policy
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Web Technical Requirements:
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Students with Disabilities:
Students with disabilities should notify their instructor if accommodations are needed to take this class. For information about technologies that help people with disabilities in taking Web based distance learning classes please visit the Office for Students with Disabilities website.
Web Prerequisite | Start Guide for Online Learning:
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