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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


PHIL 310. Intermediate Symbolic Logic


Choose one of the following:


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:


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 PHIL 101 or instructor permission)


PHIL 396. Philosophy of Physics (prerequisite PHIL 101)


PHIL 397. Philosophy of Space and Time


PHIL 398. Philosophy of Quantum Theory


PHIL 410. Philosophy and Scientific Inquiry (prerequisite PHIL 101 or instructor permission)