Introduction to Logic

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Introduction to Logic
Humanities Course
Course CodeILOG
Year Opened2000
Sites OfferedATN, BRI, HAV, HKU, SCZ
Previously OfferedBTH, CAL, CHS, EST, FRD, KNE
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Course Description

From the 2016 CTY Summer Catalog:

Students learn to produce valid arguments and to differentiate valid from fallacious reasoning. They apply these skills to texts such as Plato’s writings about the trial and death of Socrates, political speeches, and current events blogs. Students participate in discussions, work problem sets, write proofs, and construct arguments relevant to current topics in both philosophy and modern society, substantially strengthening their analytical-reasoning and critical-thinking skills.

Note: While this is a humanities class, students are asked to use symbolic notation and write proofs, much like they do in math classes.

This class is similar to LOGC and instructors may be asked to teach both, though not during the same session.

Class History

BRI.ILOG.18.1's ILOG instructor constantly flirted with the TA and at one point made direct eye contact with her after Fifty Shades of Grey was brought up. ILOG had 40-minute breaks every class.