Should an introductory logic course satisfy a college’s or university’s general education math requirement? A reader wants to know:
I have a two-part question for the blog readership:
1. Are there any colleges or universities in Florida that will permit an Introduction to Logic course to satisfy part of their math Gen Ed requirements? My understanding from one or two other contacts is that while logic can be approved as a substitute with an appeal and a counselor’s approval, it isn’t accepted as satisfying part of the math Gen Ed requirement without an appeal, and only then under special circumstances.
2. Is there any evidence, other than the anecdotal kind, that dyscalculia or other math-related learning disabilities do not affect the ability to learn or do logic? (FYI: I am skeptical of this claim, but able to change my mind!)
Thanks for any and all answers.
Regarding the first question, as far as I know, an introductory logic course will not satsify the general education math requirement at UNF. Regarding the second question, I am unaware of any such evidence suggesting that “math-related learning disabilities do not affect the ability to learn or do logic,” and even the anecdotal evidence of which I am aware is extremely thin. What is the perspective on these issues from those at other colleges and universities?