PHIL 1200 CCE
Course Credit by Examination
PHIL 1200—Principles of Reasoning
Three Semester Hours
University Requisite: Math Placement Level 1 or higher or (MATH D004 or MATH D005)
Basic concepts of logic and techniques for judging validity of arguments introduced. System for symbolizing arguments and deriving conclusions from premises employed. Some of following topics also covered: informal fallacies in reasoning, syllogistic or Aristotelian logic; Venn diagrams, truth tables. Most sections are traditional lecture/test format, some taught in computer-assisted format, others use self-paced approach.
Textbook and Supplies
Hurley, Patrick. A Concise Introduction to Logic. Wadsworth Publishing Company, 2012. [ISBN: 9781285196541] 12th edition
|Lesson||Topic||Assignment in Hurley (Chapter and Section)|
|1||Recognizing Arguments||1.1 and 1.2|
|2||Deduction, Induction, Validity, Soundness||1.3-1.6|
|4||Categorical Propositions||4.1 and 4.2|
|6||Reducing Number of Terms; Standard Form||5.4 and 5.5 (4.4 and 4.6 are recommended)|
|7||Venn Diagrams and Rules||4.3, 5.2, and 5.3|
|8||Symbolization for Propositional Logical||6.1 and 6.2|
|9||Truth Tables||6.3, 6.4 and 6.5|
|10||Rules of Implication for Propositional Logic||7.1 and 7.2|
|11||Rules of Replacement||7.4 and 7.4|
|13||Indirect Proof||7.6 and 7.7|
Nature of the Examination
The examination covers all of the material assigned above, including basic concepts and logical techniques. You will have two hours to complete the examination. All materials will be provided; you are not permitted to use textbooks, notes, or supplementary aids.
The examination is worth 100 pts., distributed over 36 questions according to the significance of the material.