An Introduction to Logic is a logic course that introduces students to the foundational aspects of logic. The overarching goal of this course is to provide students with the knowledge, tools, and skills necessary to critically analyze, evaluate, and construct arguments of their own and others. This course grounds the study of Logic in the nature of God and the image of God in man, which invites students to think about and apply the importance and value of logic in day-to-day life decisions. The majority of this course is based on Patrick J. Hurley’s A Concise Introduction to Logic 11th Edition, which students must purchase; see the link below for more details.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to articulate the relationship between God and logic, the importance of Logic in moral decision-making, the basic concepts of Logic, discern an argument from a non-argument, produce clear and effective terminology for arguments, detect fallacious arguments, assess the validity/strength and soundness/cogency of an argument, produce valid/strong arguments, and the ability to construct standard-form categorical propositions.
Throughout the course, students will explore the following topics:
- The Origin of Logic
- The Value of Logic
- Basic Concepts of logic
- Importance of language (clarity of terms and definitions)
- Informal Fallacies
- Categorical Propositions
- Categorical Syllogisms
- Propositional Logic
- Methods of Reasoning
- Applying Logical Argumentation
Offered to Grades 11-12, 10th with Counselor Approval: 1 Credit
Required Purchases: Logic
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