This course provides students with instruction in the principles of valid reasoning and critical thinking. Topics include deduction, induction, categorical propositions, categorical syllogisms, informal fallacies, construction and evaluation of arguments, the relationship between logic and language, and the difference between traditional and symbolic logic. Students learn to construct and evaluate arguments effectively, to distinguish between valid and invalid arguments, and to reason with accuracy, clarity, and completeness. This course satisfies the Gordon Rule writing requirement. A grade of "C" or higher must be attained.
Introduction to Logic
REA 0017 or REA 0011 or REA 0019 and ENC 0025 or ENC 0021 or ENC 0022 (completed with a grade of "C" or higher for each course) or appropriate placement test scores. Students who are not required to take the common placement test or enroll in developmental education courses do not have to satisfy prerequisites.