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Fall 2023

5307 How to Reason - CRUMP- 17122

Professor(s): David Crump (FACULTY)

Credits: 3

Course Areas: Law And Society/ Interdisciplinary 

Time: 1:00p-2:30p  MW  Location: 221 

Course Outline: This course will begin with a study of logic, including the logic of inferences and the logic of propositions. It will explore common fallacies and
the limits of reasoning. Then it will go on to consider certain areas of economic, ethical, political, and jurisprudential reasoning. And it will cover certain other thinking tools that can be used to analyze the law.


Course PPTs

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes: (Face-to-Face)  The UH registration system instruction mode for this course is listed in parenthesis. After student registration opens, there may be instruction mode changes to this course up through two weeks before the first day of classes for the term, but notice of such changes will be sent to then-registered students. For this instruction mode, instructors and students are expected to normally be physically present in the classroom. If the course has a final examination, it will be in a classroom requiring your physical presence. Other assessment, such as a mid term exam, may also be in a classroom. Whether this instructor will offer “remote presence” (starting a zoom meeting from the podium computer to enable student remote access on an occasional basis) for part or all of the semester is not known, but students should not rely on an expectation that remote presence will be available.


First Day Assignments:

Final Exam Schedule: 12/8 2-5pm  310    

This course will have:

Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

Experiential Course Type: No

Bar Course: No

DistanceEd ABA: No

Pass-Fail Student Election: Unavailable (Instructor Preference)

Course Materials

Book(s) Required

Course Materials: Crump, David, How to Reason: A Multidisciplinary Thinker's Toolkit (Quid Pro, 2014), ISBN: 9781610272803 OR 9781610272742