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|PHIL 371 - LSAT Logic Puzzles & Arguments (3).|
Description: We focus on the methods and principles for distinguishing correct from incorrect reasoning. Though some of human reasoning is formal and some informal, both types must meet certain criteria in order to be correct. We concentrate on the nature of argumentation, informal fallacies, and deductive & inductive logic used on the Law School Aptitude Test. While we use the LSAT as a methodological tool, the aim is to help students develop analytic skills and the ability to reason accurately. Students obtain a conceptual framework of valid reasoning, and work to identify valid and invalid argument forms. Thus, the course provids for foundational critical thinking and analytic reasoning abilities while simultaneously offering students an opportunity to hone skills needed on the LSAT.
Notes: Offered periodically.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
Schedule Types: Independent Study/Research, Lecture
Philosophy & Religious Studies Department
Logic Language and Semiotics