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  [225] Intro to Informal Logic & the Fallacies 9Instructor: Karen Moulton
Grades: 6th to 10thRoom: C139
Year: 2018Time: 09:00 AM
Class Size: 4 to 15Prerequisites: None
Tuition: $30.00 per 4-Class Session
Supplies Cost: $2.00 per 4-Class Session
Student Provided Materials: The Art of Argument by Aaron Larsen & Joelle Hodge. Optional: In class, we will be using The Fallacy Detective and The Thinking Toolbox by Nathaniel & Hans Bluedorn as a supplement. They are fun books so your student may want their own copy at home.
Annual One Time Cost $ NoneDescription: Copies and handouts.
Homework: 30 minutes to 1 hour of light reading, chapter questions not completed in class, or watching debates
Logic is the study of reasoning: how it is done correctly, how it goes wrong, and how to distinguish between the two. A fallacy is an error in reasoning a type of argument that may seem to be correct, but that proves not to be so upon closer examination. A logical fallacy is an occurrence of bad or incorrect reasoning. Students will learn to evaluate arguments and ask themselves questions like, Is his point relevant? What does his argument presume? Is she being clear? The class will read through the text lessons together and complete the questions at the end of each lesson in an open discussion format. Uncovered lesson questions will be homework, together with worksheets and periodic quizzes to reinforce the weekly lessons.