Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
Length of Course: 14 weeks
Classroom Hours per Week: 4
Prerequisite: C+ in English 098
Corequisite: English 099
Text: A Practical Study of Argument, latest edition. Trudy Govier
A course in informal and inductive logic emphasizing analysis and evaluation of arguments in natural languages. This course introduces students to some of the techniques that logicians have developed for thinking about reasoning and explaining what distinguishes good from bad. Tpoics covered include informal fallacy theory, inductive reasoning and inductive fallacies, categorical propositions and syllogisms, basic sentential logic including symbolization, truth-tables and consistency trees.
Selman Halabi, B.Sc. (Toronto), M.A. (York)