Phil A101, section 602
THEME: Analyzes argumentation and informal fallacies; introduces deductive logic, and examines inductive evidence in scientific and practical reasoning.
Introduction to Logic (14th Edition) (MyLogicLab Series) by Irving M. Copi, Carl Cohen and Kenneth McMahon (Hardcover - Nov 21, 2010)
75% of the grade will be from tests based on the chapter exercises.
25% of the grade will be based on quizzes.
OFFICE: Administration and Humanities Building Room 261 see my Current Schedule.
CLASS: Hours: TR 2:30P- 3:45P Room ADM -148
Phone: 786-4458 (office) or 694-1023 (home- please no calls after 8P), Philosophy Department Secretary 786-4455. The best way to get a message to me is via e-mail. My web page is located at http://wsjamison.uaa.alaska.edu and my e-mail address is wsjamison@UAA.ALASKA.EDU.
SCHEDULE and REQUIRED READING:
September 1: Chapter 1 Basic Logical Concepts
September 6: Labor Day Holiday (no classes)
September 8: Chapter 1 Basic Logical Concepts continued
September 13: Chapter 2 Analyzing Arguments
September 15: Chapter 3 Language and Definitions
September 20:Chapter 4 Fallacies
September 22:Chapter 4 Fallacies continued
September 27: Chapter 5 Categorical Propositions
September 29: Chapter 5 Categorical Propositions continued
October 4: Chapter 6 Categorical Syllogisms
October 6: Chapter 6 Categorical Syllogisms continued
October 11: Chapter 6 Categorical Syllogisms continued
October 13: Chapter 6 Categorical Syllogisms continued
October 18: Chapter 7 Syllogisms in Ordinary Language
October 20: Chapter 7 Syllogisms in Ordinary Language continuedOctober 25: Review and in class practice test
Categorical Syllogisms Practice TestReview and practice test and this is what the first exam will be like.
October 27: First ExamNovember 1: Chapter 8 Symbolic Logic
November 3: Chapter 8 Symbolic Logic continued
November 8: Chapter 9 Methods of Deduction
November 10: Chapter 9 Methods of Deduction continued
November 15: Chapter 10 Quantification Theory
November 17: Chapter 10 Quantification Theory continued
November 22: Chapter 10 Quantification Theory continued
November 24: Thanksgiving Break (No Classes)
November 29: Review and in class practice test Practice Test
December 1: Review of Second Exam Second Exam
December 15: 1:00P – 3:45P: Final
Tests: Two tests will be given in class. They will consist of questions taken from the exercises done in the class. Test one posted on this web page is a practice test that is an example of what the test given in class will be like. The final posted on this page is the actual final.
Daily Quizzes are to encourage attendance and for feedback purposes. They will be pass/fail.
This syllabus may be adjusted at any time to meet the class or instructor’s requirements upon one week’s notice to students.
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