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University of San Carlos

Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies


COLLEGE OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
SYLLABUS
Course No.

Phil 2

Course Title

Logic

Course Credit

3 units lecture

Course Pre-Requisites

None

Course Description
This course is designed for the students to learn the difference between sound and unsound arguments. It examines the basic principles of argumentation
and the fundaments of logic in order to equip students with the necessary logical tools in their encounter against falsehoods and inconsistencies. It makes use of
exercises and activities to acquaint students with critical and logical thinking in resolving real problems or conflicts, in formulating sound arguments, and in
arguing against fallacious way of thinking.
Course Objectives:
At the end of this course, students are expected:
1. to acquire understanding of the rules and principles of fundamental logic that is needed for the construction of sound arguments and for the argumentation
against different forms of erroneous reasoning.
2. to identify logical from illogical arguments by using the proper rules in the evaluation of such arguments.
3. to cultivate the habit of correct reasoning, clear and critical thinking, and open-mindedness and to stimulate scientific and reflective thinking to solve
dilemmas or real problems effectively and to make wise decisions in all their endeavors.

Scope and Sequence


(Pre-Midterm)
Specific Objectives
To introduce philosophy and logic and
understand the two terms thru their
etymological and real definitions.

I.

Content Coverage
Preliminary Discussion on the
Course

A.

What is Philosophy?

To relate Logic with critical thinking and


understand the benefits that can be expected
from studying Logic.

Delivery Modes/
Learning Activities/Resources

Assessment Schemes

Lecture
Discussion

Responses
Unit Test

Discussion
Dyads

Group Work
Responses
Unit Test
Premidterm Exam

1. Etymological Definition
2. Real Definition
3.Different Philosophical
Disciplines
B. What is Logic? What is Critical
Thinking?
1. Etymological Definition of
Logic
2. Real Definition of Logic
3. Concept of Critical Thinking
4. Benefits of Studying Logic

To introduce Aristotelian syllogistic logic


with emphasis on the components of every
kind of syllogisms.

II.

Basic Concepts
A. Three Operations of the Intellect
B. Terms
C. Propositions

To introduce the rules of reasoning


necessary to determine the valid and
invalid forms of each kind of inference

III.

Reasoning and Inference


A.

Immediate

Discussion
Lecture

a)Oppositional Inference

Seatwork
Test
Responses
Midterm Exam
Prefinal Exam

b)Eduction
B.

Mediate
a)Categorical Syllogism
b)Hypothetical Syllogism

To detect, understand and determine the


different kinds of fallacies in arguments.

IV.

Induction and Fallacies

Discussion

V.

Conclusion and Synthesis

Lecture

Seatwork
Unit Test
Final Exam
Final Project

Course Requirements
Regular Attendance ,
Active Class Involvement
Passing Grades,
Complete Projects

Grading System
Quizzes,assignments etc.
Premidterm exam
Midterm exam
Prefinal Exam
Final exam
Final Project

20%
15%
15%
15%
15%
20%

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Aristotle. The Basic Works of Aristotle. Edited by Richard Mckeon. New York: Modern Library, 2001
Bergmann, Merrie, James Moor and Jack Nelson. The Logic Book. Fourth Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill Companies Inc., 2004.
Copi, Irving. Introduction to Logic. USA: Prentice Hall College Div, August 1998.
Hurley , Patrick J. A Concise Introduction to Logic 2nd Edition. California: Wadsworth Inc., 1985.
Jayme, Virginia L. An Introduction to Logic, 2nd Edition. Cebu City, Philippines: ABC Publications, 2002.
Jeffrey, Richard. Formal Logic: Its Scope and Limits, 3rd Edition. New York: McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1991.
Lunsford, Andrea A. and John J. Ruszkiewicz. Everythings an Argument. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 1999.
McCall, Raymond. Basic Logic: The Fundamental Principles of Formal Deductive Reasoning. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1952.
Moore, Brooke Noel and Richard Parker. Critical Thinking. 6th Edition. Mountain View, California: Mayfield Publishing, ?
Wood, Nancy V. Writing Argumentative Essays. Uppersaddle River, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1998. [808.042 W 85]

Prepared by Alvin A. Galeon


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