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PL 209 Overview

One of the classical “liberal” arts, the discipline of logic is about practicing and improving on one’s ability to think critically, carefully and systematically. The course focuses on correct reasoning, on thinking well so that one can think for oneself and converse with others in a respectful and rational manner. Students learn the basic structure of arguments; rules of propositional and categorical logic; varieties of informal fallacies; the nature of legal reasoning; how to judge scientific theory. Pre-Law and Political Science students are encouraged to register for this course.

  • 3.00 Credits
  • PL