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Course Description

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Philosophy - PHIL 247


4 Credit Hours
4 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course is designed to assist the student in distinguishing good and bad reasoning. The course will address both informal logic which focuses on arguments in everyday language and how to evaluate them and formal logic which focuses on symbolic language and the formal methods for determining the validity of arguments. Common logical fallacies will be outlined and attention given to arguments on contemporary issues in the public forum.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Apply basic concepts in formal logic.
  • Apply basic concepts in informal logic.
  • Explain the difference between deductive and inductive reasoning.
  • Identify logical fallacies where they occur.
  • Apply criteria necessary for a good argument.
  • Recognize the rules of implication.
  • Analyze extended arguments.
  • Categorize different types of definitions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to translate ordinary language into symbols.
  • Recognize the main operator of a symbolized proposition.
  • Evaluate arguments in ordinary language.
  • Organize fallacies into formal and informal categories.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/21/2021

 247141907LogicMC4Jooharigian R10/18/0Open$12.00M W  01:00 PM-03:26 PM LA330
 247141908LogicMC4Huston M4/18/0Open$12.00T R  09:30 AM-11:56 AM LA425
 247141952LogicMC4Browne G13/18/0Open$12.00M W  06:00 PM-08:26 PM LA425

Fall; 2021; PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 247142487LogicONL4Huston M3/20/1Closed$12.00 

Winter; 2022; PHILOSOPHY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 247111904LogicMC4Huston M20/20/0Open$12.00F  09:00 AM-12:52 PM LA425
 247111952LogicMC4Browne G20/20/0Open$12.00T R  06:00 PM-07:54 PM LA425
 247112974LogicONL4Huston M31/31/0Open$12.00 

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday