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PHI 103 - Introduction to Formal Logic

PHI 1103.
Description: Formal study of logical concepts, with emphasis on problem solving through symbolic manipulation. Examination of meaning, definition, induction, deduction, fallacies, validity, truth, and the structure and classification of arguments. Includes a basic introduction to formal techniques for evaluating deductive arguments and scientific reasoning, including syllogistic, propositional, and predicate logic. 

Credits: 3
Lecture: 3
Course Content:
  1. Nature and history of logic 
  2. Categorical propositions
  3. Categorical syllogisms
  4. Propositional logic
  5. Argument identification and translation
  6. Truth tables
  7. Natural deduction

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Describe core elements of logic. (1)
  2. Identify problems with ordinary language. (5)  
  3. Analyze arguments. (2-7)
  4. Identify formal fallacies. (2-6)
  5. Translate ordinary language statements into formal statements. (5)
  6. Evaluate truth-values for complex formal statements. (1-6)
  7. Evaluate validity for deductive arguments.(6, 7)