Not too easy. Not too difficult.
This class is extremely helpful for anyone. When people refer to the improvement of thinking that accompanies a study in philosophy, the study of logic is what they are unknowingly referring to. In this class, you will learn how to construct valid arguments, $how to assess whether arguments are valid and sound, and how to write in logical notation. These skills are indispensable for making rational decisions. Equipped with these tools, you will be prepared to assess everything from political debates to economic systems.
I learned a procedural system for evaluating the logic of sentential arguments. I learned common fallacies that proliferate popular rhetoric and modern literature. I learned the rules of inference which allowed me to properly infer new knowledge from a series of sentences containing (old) knowledge.
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Advice for students:
Attend the logic lab in the JKB. The TA'S there are extremely helpful in navigating through the new concepts that you will be exposed to. Do the homework. It will prepare you for the exams. Ask questions in class; don't be timid.