Logic

Logic

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Day: Monday - Thursday 

Times (Pacific Time): 

6:00am - 6:50am - Jacob Moya

7:00am - 7:50am - Jacob Moya

10:00am - 10:50am - TBA

11:00am - 11:50am - Wendy Brink

Class 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 follows James B. Nance's standard Logic textbooks, in which students learn the fundamentals needed to think well wherever you are, 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,
  • An all-new optional unit on understanding digital logic, the "language" which modern gadgets (from digital alarm clock displays to computer processors) use to function.   

Credits: 1 (Elective or Science)

Prerequisite: Minimum age of 13

Required Materials: 

Introductory Logic Student Book

Intermediate Logic Student Book