Introduction to Logic and Critical Reasoning

Credits: 3

Prerequisites: none

Co-Requisites: none

This course is an introduction to a central part of Philosophy: the philosophical study of reasoning. Studies include the function and uses of language, the distinction between deductive and inductive arguments, methods for symbolizing and evaluating the validity of deductive arguments, and the detection of informal fallacies. Students will gain practical skills used in the evaluation of inductive and deductive arguments, which are applicable at all levels of reasoning.

Transfer Curriculum Goals(s): 2, 4