This course will introduce students to the tools and terminology of logic, various argument forms and common fallacies, including hands-on practice analyzing arguments, in order to improve reasoning skills fundamental to effective communication and critical thinking in every academic discipline and avenue of life. Major components of the course: 

  • Basic logical concepts.
  • Syllogistic logic and other common deductive argument forms.
  • Informal fallacies.
  • Inductive reasoning.
  • Opportunity to practice identifying, evaluating, and forging arguments.
  • Orientation to philosophical awareness
  • Christian life and Core Studies context.