Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
Philosophy College of Humanities
Analyzing and constructing both deductive and non-deductive arguments; formal methods for evaluating deductive arguments; practical applications of critical thinking, including recognizing biases and avoiding fallacies.
Offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout the year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.
Vocabulary and Concepts
Students will know the basic vocabulary and concepts of formal and informal logic.
Students will be able to translate ordinary language into logical symbolism.
Students will be able to appraise validity by refuting invalid arguments and by constructing formal proofs for valid ones.