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Philosophy 103: Introduction to Logic
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The course is a survey of traditional logic, including classical
and contemporary logic. Special emphasis is given to the structure of arguments, the
nature of language, and the logic of reasoning. The specific aims of this introductory
survey of logic are
The Lander University Catalog description of Introduction to Logic is given in the Philosophy Course Listing on the Department of History and Philosophy Website.
Philosophy 103: Introduction to logic has the following goals:
In this course you will learn the difference between an argument and an explanation, the difference between deduction and induction, and the differences among truth, validity, and soundness in argumentation. You will learn effective methods of analysis and criticism as well as learn the basis of the construction of arguments.
Introduction to Logic has no prerequisite. This course complements Philosophy 102: Introduction to Philosophy but you need not have taken that course to do well in the Introduction to Logic course. They are entirely independent courses.
Philosophy 103: Introduction to Logic meets the Logical and Analytical Thought elective for many majors.
Several schools and divisions of the University have recently required Logic to fulfill specific course requirements. The curriculum changes resulted in a large number of students needing logic for graduation. We are now offering seven sections of logic each year. At present, most freshman and sophomores should be able to register for the class.
Your advisor is correct--Philosophy 103: Introduction to Logic does not meet the Humanities General elective requirement.
This logic course is sometimes confused with Philosophy 102: Introduction to Philosophical Inquiry, which does meet the Humanities elective requirement.
Philosophy 103: Introduction to Logic does, however, meet the Logical and Analytical Thought elective for many majors.