INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC
- Program: Philosophy
- Course: Introduction to Logic
- Course #: PHIL2000
- Total Credits: 3
Course DescriptionLogic is the study of how or why something makes sense. This course focuses on the rules and skills of formal and symbolic logic and its practical applications. The rules of logic are used everywhere from computer and machine programming to making valid and convincing arguments.
Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.
Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).
The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Define key terms within logic
Symbolize natural language
Distinguish between validity and soundness
Construct truth tables
Construct Venn diagrams
Evaluate arguments for validity
Identify formal fallacies
Complete a logical proof
Apply logical principles to real world problems
- Lecture: 3
- Lab: 0
MnTC Goal: 4
Qualifying score on reading assessment test OR ENGL0921
- Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie
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