**Week 1: Introduction**

Monday, August 22: Introduction (ISD 11-16)

Wednesday, August 24: Language (ISD 19-37)

**Week 2: Language**

August 29:Language (ISD 38-49)

Homework Due: Find an example of each of the five functions of language we discussed in class.

August 31: Language Continued

Homework Due: Find examples of the deceptive features of language that we discussed in class today.

**Week 3: Symbolic Logic**

September 5: **NO CLASS!! Labor Day**

September 7: Syllogisms (ISD 49-54)

Homework Due: Find an example of each of the four functions of definitions and the three ways to define.

**Week 4: Symbolic Logic**

September 12: Symbolic Logic (Materials Available Online)

Homework Due: Find an example of a deductive argument. Find an example of an enumerative induction. Find an example of an analogical induction.

September 14: **Symbolic Logic (Materials Available Online)**

Homework Due: Symbolic Logic 1 PDF: Problem Set A #'s 6-10; Problem Set B #'s 21-25.

**Week 5: Symbolic Logic**

September 19: Symbolic Logic Continued

September 21: Symbolic Logic Continued

Homework Due: Symbolic Logic 4; Problem Set B #'s 1, 3, 5, 7, 9.

**Week 6: ****Exam**

September 26: Review for Exam

Homework Due: Symbolic Logic 4; Problem Set B #'s 2, 4, 6, 8, 10.

September 28: FIRST EXAM

**Week 7: Fallacies**

October 3: Formal Fallacies (ISD 55-58)

October 5: **Informal Fallacies (ISD 59-85)**

**Homework Due: Find examples of five of the fallacies we discussed in class. **

**Week 8: Personal Experience**

October 10: Personal Experience (ISD 171-196)

**Homework Due: Find examples of five of the fallacies we discussed in class. **

October 12: **Personal Experience (ISD 196-222)**

**Homework Due: Find examples of five of the fallacies we discussed in class. **

**Week 9: Personal Experience**

October 17: Personal Experience

Homework Due: Find examples of two optical illusions. Try to find an explanation for those illusions as well.

October 19: Personal Experience

Homework Due: What are the implications of this research on memory for the criminal justice system in the US?

**Week 10: Science**

October 24: Empirical Science (ISD 223-242)

October 26: Empirical Science (ISD 242-266), Introduction of Paper Topic

Homework Due: Find an example of a late-night infomercial style product. Be sure to a brief description of what the product claims to be able to do.

**Week 11: Science**

October 31: Empirical Science Continued

November 2: Empirical Science Continued, Topic for paper Due

**Week 12: Exam**

November 7: Review for Exam

November 9: EXAM 2

**Week 13: Evolution and ID**

November 14: Evolution and Intelligent Design

November 16: Evolution and Intelligent Design Continued

**Week 14:**** Thanksgiving**

November 21: **NO CLASS!! Thanksgiving**

November 23: **NO CLASS!! Thanksgiving**

**Week 15:**** Bullshit**

November 28: "On Bullshit" (OB 1-30)

November 30: In-class peer editing. Bring two copies of a draft of your essay to class.

**Week 16: The Media**

December 5: Introduction (ISD 267-276), **The Propaganda Model of Media (ISD 277-290)**

Homework due: Find an example of a front group. What does that front group support? Who is really funding them?

December 7: Media Continued (ISD 290-306), Final Paper Due

**Week 17: The Media**

December 12: Media Continued, Review for Final

December 14: Final Exam