P150 | 3272 | Savion

This elementary course in logic is concerned with (1) Basic notions of the theory of reasoning, such as correctness of inference, deductive and inductive evaluations of arguments, soundness, conditionals, truth-functionality; (2) Rigorous methods for discerning correct from incorrect reasoning, such as truth-tables and natural deduction. The primary subject of the course is Propositional Logic: the formal language, translations from English to symbolic forms, and formal demonstrations (proofs) of validity of arguments in that language. Final grade for the course is calculated from class performance, group-work, four to six homework assignments, three quizzes and a final exam. The required text is a course packet written by the instructor that can be purchased at TIS or the IU bookstore.