PHIL 131
Introduction to Logic and Semantics Fall 2009
Division II Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Cross-listed LING 230 / PHIL 131
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This course is an introduction to both formal logic and the study of linguistic meaning. Throughout the course, a formal system of logic will be developed, and its adequacy for describing linguistic meaning will be tested. Topics to be covered include the meaning of words and sentences, first-order predicate logic, logical deduction, interpretation and understanding, and pragmatics.
The Class: Format: lecture/discussion
Limit: 40
Expected: 40
Class#: 1388
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: participation in discussions, weekly homework, a midterm exam, and a final exam
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: students using the course to fulfill requirements for a major or concentration; such students should contact the instructor in advance to guarantee placement in the course
Distributions: Division II Quantative/Formal Reasoning
Notes: meets Division 1 requirement if registration is under LING; meets Division 2 requirement if registration is under PHIL
This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
LING 230 Division I PHIL 131 Division II
Attributes: COGS Related Courses

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