Courses & Units

Introduction to Logic HPH203

Hobart, Launceston

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Introduction

Logic is the theory of good reasoning. This unit introduces students to some of the types of reasoning that are regularly used in everyday life, in philosophy and in many other fields. Students will be introduced to a variety of powerful methods for testing the validity of arguments and constructing valid arguments themselves. Along the way we will also pause to consider some of the philosophical worries and paradoxes that logic gives rise to. This unit will be of interest to anyone concerned with the nature of good reasoning. It is particularly useful for students studying mathematics or computing, and should be seriously considered as an elective by anyone majoring in philosophy.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Logic
Unit code HPH203
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Philosophy and Gender Studies
Coordinator Doctor Richard Corry
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the goals and methods of formal logic, as well as some of the philosophical problems these methods raise
  • Analyse a wide range of English language sentences and arguments, and translate them into the language of formal logic
  • Apply the methods of formal logic to assess the validity of arguments
  • Develop a constructively critical attitude to belief formation
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010100 $493.00 $493.00 not applicable $2,402.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HPA291-A AND HPA391-A

Teaching

AssessmentExamination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (60%)|Assignment (10%)|Assignment (15%)|Assignment (15%)
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Textbooks

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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

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