Maricopa Community Colleges  PHI103   19986-99999
 Official Course Description: MCCCD Approval: 3-24-1998 PHI103  1998 Fall – 2011 Summer II LEC  3.0 Credit(s)  3.0 Period(s)  3.0 Load  Acad Introduction to Logic Informal logic, logical fallacies, elementary symbolic logic, analysis of argument forms, and construction of proofs for validity. Prerequisites: ENG101, or ENG107, or equivalent.
 MCCCD Official Course Competencies: PHI103  1998 Fall – 2011 Summer II Introduction to Logic

 1. Distinguish between validity and soundness of arguments. (I) 2. Extract the logical structure of a statement or an argument and use as a basis for logical evaluation. (II) 3. Identify common argument forms underlying ordinary language discourse. (III) 4. Assess the strength and credibility of claims made in ordinary language. (IV) 5. Identify and evaluate common fallacies in ordinary language and/or formal reasoning. (V) 6. Restate a statement or an argument in equivalent form. (VI) 7. Use truth tables or truth trees to evaluate arguments. (VII) 8. Apply the rules and methods of traditional and/or symbolic logic to translate, analyze, and evaluate statements and arguments. (VIII)

 MCCCD Official Course Outline: PHI103  1998 Fall – 2011 Summer II Introduction to Logic

 I. The nature of logic A. Definition B. Validity C. Soundness II. Logical structures A. Statement forms B. Argument forms III. Common argument forms A. Identifying arguments in ordinary language B. Determining the underlying structure IV. Strength and credibility of claims A. Analyzing ordinary language B. Determining the strength of a claim C. Determining the credibility of a claim V. Common fallacies A. In ordinary language B. In formal logic VI. Equivalencies A. Restating statements B. Restating arguments VII. Truth tables/truth trees VIII. Rules and methods for logical analysis A. Traditional logic 1. Translation techniques 2. Methods of analysis 3. Evaluation techniques B. Symbolic logic 1. Translation techniques 2. Methods of analysis 3. Evaluation techniques

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