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 396. Philosophy of Physics (prerequisite PHIL 101)

           

PHIL 397. Philosophy of Space and Time

           

PHIL 398. Philosophy of Quantum Theory

           

PHIL 410. Philosophy and Science

           


18-19

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