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Those who complete a basic course in logical argumentation will have the skills needed to construct convincing arguments and to judge and evaluate the arguments of others. These are critical skills which enable clear, meaningful, and effective communication. Logic encourages clarity and rationality of thought, which is a valuable tool not only for academic accomplishment, but also for real world applications. In addition to covering how to make logical arguments, this course will cover how to recognize widespread logical fallacies. The difference between inductive and deductive logic will be addressed, which are essential for understanding academic research.
Aims and Objectives
• Communicate effectively, which may include various academic, professional, or civic situations;
• Construct valid/strong arguments;
• Provide a solid basis for the Bachelor thesis writing process.
To identify basic principles of rhetoric and develop an understanding of written texts as arguments generated for particular purposes, audiences, and rhetorical contexts;
To construct and analyse deductive and inductive type arguments;
To identify and avoid the use of logical fallacies;
To effectively refute arguments;
To develop original arguments for a range of academic purposes.