This is our catalog of courses. We will occasionally adjust the course listing to reflect the addition of new courses and the retirement of others.
Dive into critical reading, rhetoric, and informal logic — and learn how to identify and avoid logical fallacies, how to solve problems with clear thinking and reasoning, and how to use critical thinking to discern Truth and make good decisions. Join all four Comprehensive Curriculum for Logic (CCL) Series courses (only offered at Homeschool Connections), and learn what you need to discern wisdom and live fully as a Catholic.
In this course, we will study the rudiments of critical reasoning, rhetoric, and informal logic. We will learn how to identify arguments, evaluate their quality, and distinguish between various uses of language. We will also discuss common logical fallacies and how to avoid them, and engage in some techniques of basic problem solving and applied logic.
This is a comprehensive, four-part logic curriculum that introduces high-school students to the rudiments of critical reasoning and formal logic. It is suitable for students of all interests and backgrounds and has an almost universal scope of applicability. It should be of particular interest to college-bound students, as the material introduced here anticipates university-level study and provides a foundation for advanced studies in the humanities as well as the sciences. Each course can be taken individually, but the four parts of the curriculum work together as a progressive and cumulative course in logic instruction. Students who complete this curriculum in its entirety will gain a tremendous advantage at the collegiate level of study and beyond.
Course Materials: Our only course text is “Introduction to Logic” by Copi, Cohen, and McMahon. This text will also be used in the other three courses of the CCL series. (ISBN-13: 978-0205820375 or ISBN-10: 0205820379)
Homework: Homework will consist of weekly readings and homework assignments. There will be three quizzes, a mid-term examination, and a final. Expect to devote between 1 and 2 hours per week on homework and the readings outside of the classroom.