The Prometheus Academy - Formal Logic (Introduction)

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Questions, send email to Ms. Laura Woolley at:   laura.woolley@ThePrometheusAcademy.com

Minimum Class Size: 3 students

Class meets on Mondays and Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Prerequisites: None.

Introduction to Formal Logic: 2½ hours per week, 32 weeks

After providing an introductory overview of logic fundamentals, students will study propositions and their relationships.  Students translate statements from ordinary language to categorical syllogism and test these arguments for validity.  Concepts are cumulatively mastered, each new idea requiring the student to employ concepts from previous lessons.  Students also learn about the importance of using clear, precise, and purposeful terms in their assertions and arguments.  Understanding the role language plays in all arguments is essential.  Defining terms is a must when practicing logic!

Some of the concepts covered include:

The skills gained in this class help students to more fully evaluate information encountered in higher-level education. Additionally, they should be able to draw their own conclusions, rooted in the basic understanding of what constitutes a valid argument and what does not.

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