Course Description

Embark on the Enigmatic Odyssey of Logic

Long before mankind gazed at the stars through telescopes, endeavoring to unravel the mysteries of the cosmos, or embarked on perilous journeys to uncover Earth's hidden secrets, there was an academic pursuit that captivated inquisitive minds: the profound examination of logic. In an era where deities were believed to reign supreme from the lofty peaks, this ancient discipline sought to decipher the code of rationality that underpins our very existence.

Today, in our modern lexicon, 'logic' is often perceived merely as a synonym for common sense or rationality. However, the realm of logic is much richer, far-reaching, and profound. It is a meticulously constructed edifice of rules that delineates what is deemed rational and what is not.

This course promises a riveting journey into the heart of logical studies. We'll traverse the landscapes of both formal and informal logic, discern between the nuances of inductive and deductive reasoning, and explore advanced schools of logical thought. As we delve into formal logic's realm—stripping down statements to their purest, abstract essence—you'll be introduced to its intricate systems and languages. However, fear not! Our voyage will predominantly anchor in plain English, ensuring a clear and engaging learning experience. Along the way, expect intriguing detours into paradoxes, fallacies, historical insights, and the myriad applications of logic.

One might wonder, why embark on such a journey? The motive is twofold. Firstly, to demystify the classical essence of 'logic', disentangling it from its contemporary, colloquial use. And secondly, to instill a deeper appreciation and understanding of logic that transcends textbook definitions, empowering you to harness its principles in everyday life.

A Prelude to Our Journey: The Essence of Logic

At its core, logic is the art and science of constructing and dissecting arguments pertaining to truth and falsehood. It is governed by a consistent set of rules that, when adeptly applied, ascertain the validity of an argument. For logic to weave its magic, it demands binary clarity: the statement in question must be provable as true or false.

Language: The Heartbeat of Logic

At the intersection of thought and expression lies language, serving as the bedrock upon which logical edifices are built. Whether it be the eloquent arguments of ancient Greeks or the modern-day debates in English, the principles of logic remain universal, transcending linguistic boundaries. However, with the ever-evolving nature of language, riddled with dialectical variations and semantic shifts, logic's timeless pursuit has been to find a system unshackled by linguistic constraints.

Join us on this enlightening expedition, as we voyage through the mesmerizing corridors of logic, a discipline that has shaped civilizations and continues to illuminate our path in an increasingly complex world.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what logic is and why it's important to know.
  • Summarize the history of logic.
  • Define argumentation theory.
  • Define informal logic.
  • Define syllogisms and propositions.
  • Define logical form.
  • Describe natural deduction.
  • Describe modal logic.
  • Describe statistics and probability.
  • Describe methods of inductive reasoning.
  • Describe formal logical fallacies.
  • Describe informal logical fallacies.
  • Describe paradoxes.
  • Describe practical applications of logic.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
My Logic for Taking this Course... 1 points
Lesson 1 Exam 10 points
Lesson 2 Exam 8 points
Lesson 3 Exam 10 points
Lesson 4 Exam 10 points
Lesson 5 Exam 8 points
Lesson 6 Exam 10 points
Lesson 7 Exam 7 points
Lesson 8 Exam 7 points
Lesson 9 Exam 9 points
Lesson 10 Exam 8 points
Lesson 11 Exam 8 points
Lesson 12 Exam 10 points
Lesson 13 Exam 9 points
Lesson 14 Exam 10 points
Lesson 15 Exam 9 points
The Final Exam 79 points
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