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.