OFFICE: BRIDGES 359B
class meets MWF 10:30 pm in BR 357
|Description: A survey
of deductive logic, emphasizing the use of symbolism to interpret and
evaluate arguments. Includes propositional and predicate logic. The course counts for 3 credits of Liberal Studies Division E.
It is a required course for philosophy majors.
Required Texts: Bring the book to class every day.
This is a survey of deductive logic.
That's it. That's all it is. At the end of the semester, you should be
able to complete complex deductive proofs. Basically, you'll be able to
prove the following:
There are 200 points available in the course, based on 45 points each for 4 exams and 5 points each for each of 4 quizzes. Your course grade will be based on the percentage of those points you earn, according to this scale:
or above = A
"Plus" and "minus" grades are assigned to students at the high and low ends of these point ranges.
In addition, each homework is worth one half point each for completing the assignment by its due date. There should be 20 homework assignments. These points will be added to your exam points, so there are actually 210 possible points. Homework assignments will be announced in class and they will be posted on the course website.
Attendance: I will not take attendance. However, if you miss class regularly, your grade is going to crash and burn. Trust me: you won't learn this material if you aren't in class.
Late work will not receive credit without prior authorization. There is no "make-up" work if you miss something unless you have an official university activity creating a time conflict. So if you are not going to submit something when it is due, it is your responsibility to talk to me before it is due and to work out alternative arrangements, such as an extension on a due date.
Notice that you can submit as much work as you wish (or don't wish, as the case may be!), depending on the grade that satisfies you. Your grade for the course is computed on points, not on attendance or trying hard or whatever. Notice that it is not possible to get an A if you miss the quizzes. Yet it is possible to get a C or B while skipping entire exams, etc. But I advise you to submit all the assigned work.
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Minnesota State University Moorhead is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in education and employment and welcomes students with disabilities. We are prepared to offer you a range of services to accommodate your needs.
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This can only be done by contacting Greg
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Last Updated Nov. 1, 2007