Logic offers a comprehensive introduction to critical thinking. The students will study the nature of arguments in an effort to become a more critical thinker. The students will be exposed to both traditional elements of logic such as categorical syllogisms and propositional logic, and to contemporary elements of critical thinking such as Bayesian statistics and heuristics. Students are expected to complete reading assignments, quizzes, unit exams, and class presentations as assigned.
Students must concurrently enroll in this course with Illinois Central College (ICC) for credit in PHIL 111. Students must have an ACT reading score of 18 or higher to qualify. Students may also qualify by taking the ICC Accuplacer Reading test by May 1st. Students must be officially enrolled and pay the $150.00 ICC dual credit tuition fee to PND through FACTS. Students must complete an online application with ICC. Students must provide their counselor with Accuplacer reading test results or ACT reading score test results. Students must transfer dual credit from ICC by sending an ICC transcript to their college of choice when students are enrolling in another university or college. Dual credit is not indicated on a Peoria Notre Dame Transcript.