Logical Argumentation (MNG241)

Program code:




Teaching language:

Download course syllabus

Course goals

Those who complete a basic course in logical argumentation will have the skills needed to construct convincing arguments and to judge and evaluate the arguments of others. These are critical skills which enable clear, meaningful, and effective communication. Logic encourages clarity and rationality of thought, which is a valuable tool not only for academic endeavours, but also for real world applications.

Course results

Students will be able to:

  • Identify basic principles of rhetoric and develop an understanding of written texts as arguments generated for particular purposes, audiences, and rhetorical contexts;
  • Construct and analyse deductive and inductive type arguments;
  • Identify and avoid the use of logical fallacies;
  • Effectively refute arguments;
  • Develop original arguments for a range of academic purposes.