Day: Monday - Thursday
Times (Pacific Time):
7:00am - 7:50am - Brent Belschner FULL
10:00am - 10:50am, section A - Molly (Sumpter) Goode FULL
10:00am - 10:50am, section B - Jeff Harlow FULL
10:00am - 10:50am, section C - Wendy Stephens Section just opened up!
11:00am - 11:50am - James Goode FULL
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 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),
- 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: Must be in 7th grade or higher