Logic is the study of formal and informal reasoning.
Originally a branch of philosophy, logic has also become a mathematical discipline,
a tool of modern linguistics, the core of computer science and an object of study
for psychologists and cognitive scientists of every description. The field now reaches
into virtually every aspect of human (and nonhuman) thought. Studying logic enhances
students’ reasoning ability, analytic reading and writing skills, oral debate
skills, and appreciation of the structure of language and argument and of the structure
of abstract formal systems. Logic is an excellent foundation not only for the study
of philosophy, mathematics, computer science and linguistics, but also for such disciplines
as legal studies, government and economics.
Interested students may begin with LOG 100, Logic 101
or PHI 202. An interdepartmental minor and a five college certificate are available,
and we encourage students to consider individually designed majors in logic.
Minor in Logic