Oct 04, 2023
PHIL 301 - Modern Logic
Units: 3 ; Breadth Area: GE-UD-C
Advanced course in symbolic logic. Modern logic is more powerful than traditional Aristotelean logic, symbolization covering a greater range of inferences. Modern logic includes results such as Godel’s incompleteness theorem, no system of logic can prove all mathematical truths.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Area C requirements; and PHIL 100.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better.
Equivalent Quarter Course: PHIL 3002.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F or CR/NC (student choice).
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UD-C - Upper Division Arts or Humanities
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Students will be able to write and express themselves clearly, and with academic rigor
- Students will be able to understand and present arguments, analyze the arguments of others, and express these criticisms orally and in writing
- Students will demonstrate knowledge and ability to apply the central logical concepts of truth, implication and validity
UD-C. Upper-division Arts or Humanities Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate an understanding of and ability to apply the principles, methodologies, value systems, and thought processes employed in the arts and humanities;
- analyze cultural production as an expression of, or reflection upon, what it means to be human; and
- demonstrate how the perspectives of the arts and humanities are used by informed, engaged, and reflective citizens to benefit local and global communities.
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