• Offered by Research School of Computer Science
  • ANU College ANU College of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Computer Science
  • Areas of interest Computer Science

An introductory course in formal logic, dealing with propositional and predicate logic. Techniques of formal deduction and tests for the validity of arguments will be studied. Basic semantic concepts will be discussed.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Express reasoning problems using first order logical notation.
  2. Construct natural deduction proofs in first order logic and translate between calculi.
  3. Explain the relationship between rules of deduction and the semantics of logic.
  4. Critically assess and compare philosophical views on issues arising from elementary logic

Indicative Assessment

  1. Mid-semester examination (2 hours, invigilated) (20) [LO 2,3]
  2. 3 assignments completed online (5%, 5% and 10%) (20) [LO 1]
  3. Essay (1000 words) (10) [LO 3,4]
  4. Final examination (3 hours, invigilated) (50) [LO 2,3,4]

In response to COVID-19, ANU has changed the mode of delivery for all classes in Semester 1 2020 to remote delivery.

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from:

a) 50 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures, 10 hours of tutorials, 16 hours of workshops; and

b) 80 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements for this course is currently not available.

Prescribed Texts

None

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4320
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2760 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 08 May 2020 05 Jun 2020 In Person N/A

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