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# PHL 103 - Logic

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Description
This course is a non-mathematical approach to methods for everyday reasoning. Application to daily life is emphasized. Topics covered include analysis of statements; valid deductions - logical connections, syllogisms, their analysis and application; generalizing, classification and analogies; conditional arguments and common fallacies; and an introduction to symbolic logic.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

1. Describe the complex relationships between language, thinking and existence.
2. Evaluate a variety of models of argumentation in class discussions.
3. Apply informal logic in assessing written and spoken presentations.
4. Apply the roles, structures and tests of arguments as evidenced by probability calculations.
5. Demonstrate a logically more rigorous use of language in academic and daily life.
6. Implement critical analytical skills in reading and writing via a written paper.
7. Apply formal logic to presented arguments.
Listed Topics
1. Informal fallacies
2. Categorical propositions
3. Validity and truth values or false values in logic and statements
4. Syllogisms
5. Symbols use to logical notation
Reference Materials
Textbooks, workbooks or exercise manuals, handouts
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
• Critical Thinking & Problem Solving
• Quantitative & Scientific Reasoning
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 4/24/2020
Last Reviewed: 1/26/2023

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