Feb 26, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024
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PHIL 1200 - Principles of Reasoning

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.

Requisites: Math Placement Level 1 or higher or (MATH D004 or MATH D005)
Credit Hours: 3
OHIO BRICKS Foundations: Quantitative Reasoning
General Education Code (students who entered prior to Fall 2021-22): 1M
Repeat/Retake Information: May be retaken two times excluding withdrawals, but only last course taken counts.
Lecture/Lab Hours: 3.0 lecture, 1.0 discussion
Grades: Eligible Grades: A-F,WP,WF,WN,FN,AU,I
Course Transferability: OTM course: TMM027 Introduction to Logic
College Credit Plus: Level 1
Learning Outcomes:
  • Principles of Reasoning: The student will understand and be able to use the techniques of logic to evaluate arguments in a formal manner. Students will master truth tables, deductive, and inductive reasoning and be able to recognize informal fallacies.

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