Logic

Logic

Regular price $135.00

  • $675 (à la carte  tuition per class)
  • - $135 (20% tuition deposit required to secure a seat in class)
  • = $540 balance of tuition (invoiced as 12 monthly payments, June thru May)

Course Description: Logic should be your secret weapon. It's the tool for learning how to use other tools. It's the bones that give a clenched fist its structure (and knuckles). 

This course was developed at Logos School in Moscow, Idaho, and has become the standard Logic course for classical schools nationwide. Students learn the fundamentals needed to think well, including:

  • How to properly define terms for maximum precision and accuracy--and thus win the debate
  • How to form and interpret statements, the building blocks of logical thought
  • How to compose valid syllogisms and, just as importantly, expose the invalid fakes using counterexamples
  • How to analyze arguments in normal English
  • How to identify and deflect informal fallacies (one of the most instantly applicable parts of logic)
       Students will also master propositional arguments:
  • How to interpret and analyze logical operators and truth tables by reviewing and applying the concepts of validity, contradiction, consistency, and equivalence
  • How to internalize the nine basic rules of inference to derive an argument's conclusions from its premises
  • How to easily determine consistency, self-contradiction, tautology, equivalence, and validity by using truth trees
  • How to apply all these skills to real-life thinkers and writers wherever you encounter them

Nota Bene: We recommend Logic be taken in eighth grade, taking the place of "science", though it is actually considered a Language Arts course in classical education. This has long been the practice of Logos School (bricks and mortar). Eighth grade is the "sweet spot" for taking Logic, though it's never too late! Logic may also be taken as an elective in high school, and it is highly recommended if not taken in eighth grade.

Credits: 1 Elective, Honors-level

Prerequisite: Must be in 8th grade or higher

Mtg. Days:  Mon., Tues., Wed., & Thur (4 days each week)

2022-23 Mtg. Times (Pacific Time):

  • 7:00-7:50 AM  Brent Belschner  FULL
  • 7:00-7:50 AM  Jeff Harlow FULL
  • 8:00-8:50 AM  Brent Belschner  FULL
  • 10:00-10:50 AM  Jeff Harlow
  • 10:00-10:50 AM  James Goode  FULL
  • 10:00-10:50 AM  Molly Goode
  • 11:00-11:50 AM  Molly Goode  FULL
  • 12:00-12:50 PM  Molly Goode


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*Registration & Payment Plans: Upon registration, Logos Online will create a monthly payment plan for the balance of tuition, paid in monthly installments with the first payment due June 1 and the final payment in May. Families who register after June 1 will be invoiced immediately for the months that have transpired at the time of registration. For example, if a student registers on August 25, the family will pay the 20% deposit as well as the monthly payments for June, July, and August. They will then continue forward with the monthly payment plan for the balance of tuition.