District Syllabus
PHI2100
Logic


Credit Hours: 3
Contact Hours: 3
Laboratory Fee: None.
Prerequisites: ENC0002C College Preparatory Writing II and
REA0002C College Preparatory Reading II
Corequisites: There are no corequisites for this course.
Catalog Description:
FA, SP, SU – Study of and practice in reasoning and critical 
thinking in deductive and inductive logic. Techniques the student 
learns are directly related to other courses and will help the 
student in solving everyday problems. Additional treatment may be 
given to symbolic logic. Meets A.A. general education, 
Humanities.
Required Materials: Books:
  • Jamie Carlin Watson & Robert Arp. Critical Thinking: An Introduction to Reasoning Well, 1st ed., Continuum, 2011. ISBN: 9780826439512
Supplemental Materials: Additional materials may be assigned by the instructor to supplement the required materials. -->
Special Requirements: There is a fee for distance learning classes.
Program Learning Outcomes:
I.Critical Thinking:  Students evaluate the validity of their own 
and others’ ideas through questioning, analyzing, and synthesizing 
results into the learning process.
II.Communication:  Students develop effective reading, writing, 
speaking, or listening skills.
V. Cultural Literacy:  Students evaluate issues relevant to cultural 
diversity and culturally diverse populations.           
Course Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of PHI 2100, students will
1.  Recognize and criticize weak arguments and develop strong, sound 
or cogent arguments;
2.  Identify the most commonly committed fallacies;
3.  Demonstrate a basic understanding of epistemology;
4.  Understand the critical thinking skills inherent in informal 
logic 
5.  Consider opposing viewpoints and discuss differences and 
agreement in the form of rational discourse; and
6.  Understand the difference between knowledge and belief and that 
a disagreement over evidence in a claim is not a personal assault.
Methods of Evaluation:
Evaluation of student progress towards achieving the stated learning 
outcomes and performance objectives is the responsibility of the 
instructor, within the polices of the college and the department. 
Detailed explanation is included in the expanded syllabus developed 
by the instructor for each section being taught.
Flexibility: It is the intention of the instructor to accomplish the objectives specified in the course syllabus. However, circumstances may arise which prohibit the fulfilling of this endeavor. Therefore, this syllabus is subject to change. When possible, students will be notified of any change in advance of its occurrence.
Student Email Accounts Pensacola State College provides an institutional email account to all credit students. Pirate Mail is the official method of communication, and students must use Pirate Mail when communicating with the College. In cases where companion software is used for a particular class, emails may be exchanged between instructor and student using the companion software.
Note: For students with a disability that falls under the Americans with Disability Act or Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, it is the responsibility of the student to notify Student Resource Center for ADA Services to discuss any special needs or equipment necessary to accomplish the requirements for this course. Upon completion of registration with the Student Resource Center for ADA Services office, specific arrangements can be discussed with the instructor.