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Course Outline by Topics:
The table below tracks our course topics and exams for these topics. It also has links to web resources, exercises and practice quizzes helpful in mastering these concepts and reasoning methods
Topics 
Concepts 
Links 
Topic 1: Basic Logic Concepts 
Logic Truth Propositions Sentences Arguments Premises Conclusions Analyzing Arguments Validity Soundness Induction Deduction Cogency 

Topic 2: Informal Fallacies Exam #2 on all concepts on Topic 2 (Latin names included) Exam date: TBA 
Informal Fallacies: Relevance, Presumption, and Ambiguity False Inductive Inferences Hasty Generalizations 
Phil. Pages

Topic 3: Categorical Propositions Exam #3 on all concepts on Topic 3 Exam date: TBA 
Categorical: Terms, Propositions Arguments. Quantity, Quality of Propositions. Square of Opposition. Distribution of a Term. 

Topic 4: Categorical Syllogisms Exam #4 on all concepts on Topic 4 Exam date: TBA 
Syllogistic Reasoning: Major, Minor and Middle terms. Immediate Inferences. Mood & Figure. Venn Diagrams The Six Rules. 

Topic 5: Arguments in Ordinary Language 
Translating every day language into categorical propositions and syllogisms 

Topic 6: Symbolic Logic 
Logical Symbols: Argument Forms. Statement Forms. Rules of Inference. Rules of Replacement. 
Phil. Pages 
Topic 7: Methods of Deduction 
Propositional (Symbolic Logic)


Topic 8: Inductive Inferences 
Nature of Inductive Reasoning. Arguments and Refutation from Analogy. Cause and Effect Reasoning. Scientific Method. Mills Methods. Science and Hypothesis. Probability Theory.


Topic 9: Causal Reasoning  Defines the necessary and sufficient conditions for ' of something to be the 'cause' of some other thing.


Topic 10: Analogical Reasoning  Defines the necessary and sufficient conditions for successful entailment by analogical premises in an argument

Govier Text Quizzes 
Essays 1 & 2 Term Paper 
Assigned in Class.


Final Exam 
Final Exam: Format, Content, Date and Time to be announced in class

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