PHIL 190 - Elementary Logic and Semantics
(HUMD, GEIR, GEEL)
An introductory study of logic and language, intended to increase the student’s ability to use language with precision and to reason correctly. Topics include the logic of science and the principles of induction and deduction. Assessment Level(s): ENGL 101 /ENGL 011 , MATH 050 READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly PL 190.
3 semester hours
May not be taken concurrently with MATH 017 or MATH 020 or MATH 045 without appropriate Math assessment score.
Upon course completion, a student will be able to:
- Define critical thinking and semantics.
- Utilize critical thinking in writing arguments.
- Employ critical thinking to evaluate informative claims.
- Construct valid arguments.
- Avoid faulty reasoning in written and oral works.
- Use inductive and deductive arguments in writing.
- Deduce arguments using symbolic logic.
- Evaluate moral, legal, and aesthetic reasoning in academic work.
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