Description
Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
An informal logic course (previously called Reason in Communication) that emphasizes critical thinking. Students will learn argument structure, different forms of inductive reasoning, how to recognize informal fallacies, and how to distinguish better and worse reasoning in the media and our everyday lives. Fulfills the Quantitative Reasoning Part A requirement at UW-Madison, as well as the logic requirement at Edgewood College.

This course includes an introduction to propositional logic, but for those students interested in a formal (symbolic) logic course, see course #20809261, Elementary Logic, which fulfills the Quantitative Reasoning Part B requirement at UW-Madison, as well as the logic requirement at Edgewood College.
Details
Grading Basis
Official
Units
3
Course Attributes
This course satisfies LAT Req
Humanities/Fine Arts
Offering
Course
PHILOS 20809264
Academic Group
College Parallel
Academic Organization
School of Arts & Sciences
Enrollment Requirements
(NexGenRead 253+ or ACCP Read 80+ or ACT Read 18+ or Coll Read Strat #10808101 or Intro Coll Read #10838105) and (NexGenWrite 260+ or ACCP Write 5+ and ACCP Sent 86+ or ACT Eng 17+ or ICW #10831103); or Eng 1 #20801201. Coursework requires a C or higher.