New and Updated Course Descriptions
PHL 102 - Introduction to Logic
A study of analytical problem-solving using the methods of symbolic logic for deductive and inductive inference. Includes converting problems stated in ordinary language into symbolic representation, finding relationships between symbolic quantities, using logical procedures to test validity and resolve conflicting evidence in ordinary language, professional and occupational settings, and in scientific reasoning.
MCC level 4 placement or TRS 094 with a grade of C or higher
Learning Attributes: WR
New SUNY General Education:
SUNY - Critical Thinking and Reasoning Competency
SUNY - Mathematics (and Quantitative Reasoning)
MCC General Education: MCC-AH - Arts and Humanities (MAH), MCC-CT - Critical Thinking (MCT)
Course Learning Outcomes
1.Define the central concepts of analytical problem-solving and formal logic
2.Analyze inadequacies of ordinary language for analytical problem-solving
3.Convert problems from ordinary language into symbolic representations
4.Apply methods of formal logic to create symbolic representations, including truth tables, proofs, and theorems.
5.Demonstrate the use of truth-tables and proof rules to test for logical properties and validity.
6.Construct an appropriate symbolic system to test validity and derive valid conclusions
7.Demonstrate familiarity with basic forms of scientific inference.
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Fall Semester 2023