The Department offers a number of introductions to reasoning and logic, which can be an important tool in philosophy (see "Techniques and Tools of Philosophy") and other disciplines.
Philosophy 201 is an introduction to logic at an elementary level; it is designed both to improve critical reasoning skills and to provide an introduction to formal logic. The course is taught by advanced graduate student teaching assistants in independent sections of 25 students.
Philosophy 303 (which counts toward the BS and MSA requirements) is the Department's basic introduction to formal or symbolic logic. It is taught by faculty, in a combination lecture/discussion format, limited to 50 students.
Philosophy 296 (BS, MSA, QR/1), for Honors students, is faster-paced than 303 and covers a wider variety of topics. It is taught by faculty and does not divide into sections.
Philosophy 414 (BS, QR/1) is an advanced course in formal logic. The course is taught by faculty and does not divide into sections.
Any of 296, 303, and 414 (but not 201) satisfy the logic requirement for the concentration. Logic requirements for the Department's four minors may be found under Degree Programs.