Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog 
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Montgomery College 2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PHIL 190 - Elementary Logic and Semantics


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 101A , MATH 093 /MATH 096 , READ 120 . Three hours each week. Formerly PL 190.

3 semester hours

Course Outcomes:
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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