Every student should develop critical thinking skills with real-life applications. This course cultivates those skills by teaching propositional logic in a condensed fashion using the book Introductory Logic by Nance. Logic is the art (and science) of reasoning well, and this class trains students in the crucial skills of defining terms, recognizing basic types of statements, arguing with syllogisms, arguing in ordinary language, and identifying informal fallacies. Throughout the semester, students will complete weekly practice exercises and receive instructor feedback on written exams. Students should also plan to participate actively in class discussions to develop their ability to articulate and critique logical statements. In this class, students have permission to argue (as long as their arguments are thoughtful and polite) and are encouraged to share examples of “logic” and syllogisms they encounter in their daily lives.