Informal Logic is a perfect course for high school students.
This class will equip them with the tools they need to argue well! In this year-long course, students will study and learn 28 logical fallacies in the first semester, equipping them to discern between well-thought-out and reasoned arguments and those that aren't. The second semester will build on this foundation, teaching the kids how to use their newfound skills to build their well-reasoned arguments, setting them up for success as they read, write and move into the world of speech and debate.
This course will prepare students for the following:
- Upper-level writing and speaking
- Upper-level speech and debate
- Develop critical thinking
- Develop abstract reasoning
- Further their understanding of math
- Develop inductive and deductive reasoning skills
- Develop critical thinking skills
Informal Logic students will study and master 28 logical fallacies, develop an understanding of good and bad reasoning and begin to appreciate a well-reasoned written and verbal argument. Understanding fallacies and the basics of logic and how to develop a logical argument will allow your student to grow and develop as a winsome communicator, regardless of what career path they choose in life. This is a must-have class for anyone who cares deeply about people and faith.
Join Father Wesley Walker for a fun and engaging year of learning, growing, and developing one's rhetorical skills! Semester one will be spent understanding informal logic using the Art of Argument as a spine and semester two will be spent learning how to utilize those skills to build logical arguments using the Argument Builder as a spine. Class sizes are limited to ensure that they are dynamic, interactive, and fun!
Full Year Course - 1 Credit: Your True North Homeschool Academy teacher will teach and grade the class. The coursework your child will complete in this high school level course is equal to one credit hour which your homeschool may award upon completion of the course. If you want help determining your students' credits or creating a transcript, check out our Academic Advising.
Middle school or Junior High Students who want to be challenged may also join this high school level class.