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[PHIL V1401] Introduction to Logic

April 11, 2017

Morrison, John
[PHIL V1401] Introduction to Logic

He's a good professor, clear and breaks down the material for you if you don't get it. BUT,.. the material is seriously challenging.. for a 1000 level class. I put in some serious study time every week to be able to 'get it'.

Workload:

Weekly homeworks, 3 exams, no papers.

June 13, 2016

Morrison, John
[PHIL V1401] Introduction to Logic

Despite the occasional flub when reading from his slides, as well as a sometimes frustrating ambivalence about just how to relate the material (in other words, having trouble explaining certain concepts), Professor Morrison is very witty and clearly dedicated to his students' success. If you need to fulfill your Quantitative Reasoning requirement and are unsure about which class to enroll in, I do recommend taking Professor Morrison's course. Just make sure to attend, because it will really help with the tests (which are always steeped in whatever material has been discussed, with no unpleasant surprises).

Workload:

Software-based homework problem sets due before each of three exams. If you get the problem wrong, you achieve 80% credit. If you get the problem right, you achieve 100%. You may submit each problem as many times as you wish, with only the highest score officially recorded by Professor Morrison.

Three exams, including a non-cumulative final.

July 25, 2015

Lewis, Karen Silver_nugget
[PHIL V1401] Introduction to Logic

If you can't afford a tutor, don't take Intro to Logic with Karen Lewis. Just don't.

Workload:

3 Midterms- 85%, Homework-15%.

May 13, 2015

Lewis, Karen Silver_nugget
[PHIL V1401] Introduction to Logic

Read some mixed reviews of Prof. Lewis for her Intro to Philosophy course. Decided to take Intro to Logic with her. Huge mistake. This must have been her first time teaching Intro to Logic and it showed. She wasn't confident in the material at all. There were times when she froze up trying to answer questions in a way that had the whole class cringing. The material is easy at first so you're able to get through her poorly made and confusing lectures without any consequence but after the first test it gets significantly harder. She plodded through an ocean of confused faces and delivered her powerpoint presentations just the same. Don't take this class with her unless you are naturally gifted at understanding math. My gut feeling is that she won't be teaching it again anyway.

Workload:

Decent. Weekly homework sets that start out easy and then get very difficult. 1-4 hours a week.

May 03, 2015

Lewis, Karen Silver_nugget
[PHIL V1401] Introduction to Logic

Not a fan of Prof. Lewis. She seems very uncomfortable teaching and usually resorts to reading word for word from her PowerPoint slides. I have never seen so many confused faces in a class or so many people come to office hours before an exam. She's an unforgiving grader and does not curve. (She did, however, provide a make up exam for the many who scored poorly on the midterm so they could bring their grades up to an 80-- which kind of says something about her teaching ability, IMHO).

There are plenty of sharp people who easily pick up this kind of QR material, but if you don't have a mind for it, take this class with another professor (or take another QR course if you're trying to fulfill the requirement).

Workload:

Weekly homework sets, 2 Midterms, Final. Homework only counts for 15%, so make sure you know your stuff for the exams.

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