Logic and Reasoning


Logic and reasoning are central to human inquiry. The minor brings together several disciplines which take logic and reasoning as part of their subject matter, emphasize the core logical elements that are common across disciplines and show how to apply these common logical concepts and tools in different domains. The requirement for a minor in logic and reasoning is 18-19 credits: 12-13 credit hours from a set of core courses and six credit hours from electives.


Required Courses Credit Hours
PHIL 250. Introduction to Symbolic Logic 3
PHIL 310. Intermediate Symbolic Logic 3
Choose one of the following: 6-7
MATH 235. Calculus I and MATH 245. Discrete Mathematics  
MATH/CS 227 and MATH/CS 228  
Elective Courses  
Choose at least two of the following: 6
CS 444. Artificial Intelligence (prerequisite CS 240)  
MATH 424. Statistical Decision Theory (prerequisite MATH 318)  
PHIL 315. Logic and Legal Reasoning  
PHIL 320. Inductive Logic  

PHIL 395. Philosophy and Scientific Inquiry (prerequisite GPHIL 101 or

instructor permission)

PHIL 396. Philosophy of Physics (prerequisite GPHIL 101)  
PHIL 397. Philosophy of Space and Time  
PHIL 398. Philosophy of Quantum Theory