Competencies: Intro to Logic

Unit 1. Basic Concepts of Logic
General Outcome: The students should be able to identify the basic components of logic.
Specific Competencies – Upon successful completion of this unit, the students should be able to:
1. Define logic.
2. Recognize arguments.
3. Identify premises and conclusions.
4. Distinguish between induction and deduction.
5. Recognize the validity/invalidity of deductive arguments.
6. Recognize strong and weak inductive arguments.

Unit 2. Language
General Outcome: The students should be able to recognize the sundry uses of language.
Specific Competencies – Upon successful completion of this unit, the students should be able to:
1. Differentiate between cognitive meaning and emotive meaning.
2. Differentiate between different uses of language.
3. Recognize the different types of definitions.
4. Analyze extended arguments.

Unit 3. Rhetoric
General Outcome: The students should be able to recognize and analyze the nature of rhetoric.
Specific Competencies – Upon successful completion of this unit, the students should be able to:
1. Describe devices used in advertising.
2. Evaluate reported news and analyze the mass media.
3. Critically understand how texts manage our world views.

Unit 4. Informal Fallacies
General Outcome: The students should be able to identify and analyze informal fallacies.
Specific Competencies – Upon successful completion of this unit, the students should be able to:
1. Identify and analyze a variety of fallacies, e.g., fallacies of ambiguity

Unit 5. Categorical Propositions
General Outcome: The students should be able to identify various components of deductive arguments.
Specific Competencies – Upon successful completion of this unit, the students should be able to:
1. Identify the quality, quantity, class relationships, and distribution of categorical propositions.
2. Recognize the traditional square of opposition.
3. Apply the rules of immediate inference.

Unit 6. Categorical Syllogisms
General Outcome: The students should be able to determine the validity of deductive arguments.
Specific Competencies – Upon successful completion of this unit, the students should be able to:
1. Determine the mood and figure of categorical propositions.
2. Apply the rules of syllogisms for validity.
3. Recognize the function of Venn Diagrams.
4. Identify and determine the validity of hypothetical, disjunctive and alternative syllogisms.
5. Translate ordinary language arguments into the standard form.
6. Establish uniform translations.
7. Understand the nature of enthymemes.

Unit 7. Symbolic Logic
General Outcome: The students should be able to understand the principles involved in symbolic logic.
Specific Competencies – Upon successful completion of this unit, the students should be able to:
1. Apply the symbols of propositional logic.
2. Understand the function of truth tables.
3. Identify common valid argument forms.
4. Identify common invalid argument forms.
5. Translate English expressions into symbolic form.

Unit 8. Induction
General Outcome: The students should be able to recognize and understand the nature of inductive arguments.
Specific Competencies – Upon successful completion of this unit, the students should be able to:
1. Identify and appraise analogical arguments.
2. Identify inductive generalization and hypotheses.
3. Understand the scientific method.
4. Identify different conceptions of probability.

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