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PHIL& 117
Traditional Logic


Credits: 5
Clock Hours per Quarter: 50

AA Discipline: [Quantitative] [Humanities]

Lecture Hours:50


Description
Introduction to systematic techniques for assessing the validity of arguments: Venn Diagrams, truth tables, abbreviated truth tables, propositional calculus including rules of inference, and axioms of replacement. Prerequisite: Grade C or higher in MATH 78E. [Q]or [H]

Intended Learning Outcomes
  • Analyze and evaluate concepts, strategies, and procedures of arguments using Venn Diagrams
  • Analyze and evaluate conclusions by use of direct proofs in propositional logic
  • Develop analytic and synthetic cognitive skills
  • Express cognitive values in artificial language
  • Demonstrate persistent and creative problem solving
  • Demonstrate effective use of the symbols and procedures of symbolic logic
  • Demonstrate cooperative effort in discussions and evaluations of propositional logic

  • Course Topics
  • Translations
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Truth tables
  • Abbreviated truth tables
  • Propositional calculus
  • Rules of inference
  • Axioms of replacement
  • Direct proofs
  • Propositional logic

  • Syllabi Listing See ALL Quarters
    Course
    Year Quarter
    Item
    Instructor  
    PHIL& 117
    Spring 2014
    1421
    Jon Stratton
    PHIL& 117
    Spring 2014
    6011
    Michael Shively


    Two Year Projected Schedule

    Year One* Year Two**
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini 
    Fall
    Winter
    Spring
    Summer
    Mini
     
     
    X
    X
     
     
     
    X
    X
     

    *If fall quarter starts on an odd year (2003, 2005, etc.), it's Year One.
    **
    If fall quarter starts on an even year (2002, 2004, etc.), it's Year Two.