Introduction to Logic
Phil A101, section
791 / 7M1
THEME: Analyzes argumentation and informal fallacies; introduces deductive logic, and examines inductive evidence in scientific and practical reasoning.
Students will develop formal and informal reasoning skills, be familiar with deductive logic via statement logic, analyze arguments and be familiar with scientific and inductive reasoning, common fallacies, and methods for evaluating arguments.
75% of the grade will be from tests based on the chapter exercises.
25% of the grade will be based on quizzes.
OFFICE: Eagle River Center 211 or by appointment. Here is my Current Schedule.
CLASS: Hours: Monday Wednesday 10:00 A- 11:15 A 220 Chugiak Eagle River Center
Phone: 786-7649 (office) or 694-1023 (home- please no calls after 8P). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCHEDULE and REQUIRED READING:
September 5: No class - holiday
September 12: Chapter 2 Language Matters - Language and Definitions
September 14: Chapter 2 Language Matters - Language and Definitions
September 19: Chapter 3 Diagrams and Analysis
September 21: Chapter 3 Diagrams and Analysis
Test 1 on chapters 1 through 4 due via email by midnight
October 10: Chapter 6 Categorical Syllogisms
October 12: Chapter 6 Categorical Syllogisms
October 17: Chapter 6 Categorical Syllogisms continued
Review and Practice Test Last 40 minutes of class is Test 2 on chapters 5 and 6.
Basic Argument Analysis
October 19: Review test 2
Chapter 7 Propositional Logic
October 24: Chapter 7 Propositional Logic continued
October 26: Chapter 8 Natural Deduction
October 31: Chapter 8 Natural Deduction continued
November 2: Chapter 9 Predicate Logic
November 7: Chapter 9 Predicate Logic - review and practice test
Last 40 minutes of class is test 3 on chapters 7 through 9
November 9: Review of test 3
Inductive Logic - Chapter 10 Analogical Arguments
November 14: Chapter 11 Legal Arguments
November 16: Chapter 12 Moral Arguments
November 21: Chapter 13 Statistical Arguments and Probability
November 23: Chapter 13 Statistical Arguments and Probability
November 24 - 25: No classes for Thanksgiving Holiday
November 28: Chapter 14 Causality and Scientific Arguments
November 30: Chapter 15 Analyzing a Long Essay (chapter 15 is only in the old edition)
December 5: Chapter 15 Analyzing a Long Essay
December 7: Review and in class practice final test.
December 12: Monday from 10:00 AM until 12:45 PM Room 220
Final test due via email. In class we will critique a movie. No class on Wednesday.
Final will be posted here prior to last week of class.
Tests: Two tests will be given in class and two will be via email. Test 1 will be essay questions via email on the covered chapters 1-4. Tests two and three have various examples posted on this web page for practice that is an example of what the test given in class will be like. The final - test 4 - will be via email in response to a test when posted the last week.
Daily Quizzes are to encourage attendance and for feedback purposes. They will be pass/fail and sent via email.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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