Introduction to Logic

Mahidol University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Logic

  • Host University

    Mahidol University

  • Location

    Bangkok, Thailand

  • Area of Study

    Philosophy

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

    4
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    0
  • Overview

    Course Description:

    Elementary principles of argument: characteristics that distinguish arguments from non-arguments; uses of language in argument; forms of agreement and disagreement; informal fallacies of reasoning; principles of definition; defective reasoning; inductive reasoning and its application to scientific methodology.

    Course Objective:

    This course will introduce some of the fundamental principles of logic: the structure of argument, the difference between argument and explanation, the various types of informal fallacies, features of good definition, the difference between deductive and inductive argument, the various types of deductive argument, (categorical and prepositional syllogisms) the nature of validity, and so on. But one of the overall objectives is to enable students to become better readers and writers of the English language. This course will contribute towards the student’s skills in these crucial areas.

    Teaching Methods:

    • Lecture
    • Discussion
    • Quiz

    Teaching Media:

    • Texts and Teaching Materials
    • Transparencies
    • Power Point Presentation

    Measurement and evaluation of student achievement:

    Assessment made from the set-forward criteria. Students who get 80% up, will have Grade A.

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