To improve the reasoning ability of the students.
To introduce to students application of logic in administrative sciences.
To develop decision making ability based on logic reasoning which is crucial pre-requisite for successful managers.
Introduction to philosophy & logic
Historical introduction to logic
Modern mathematical/Symbolic logical
Recent developments and logic
Model logic, Fuzzy logic, Free logic
Critical thinking and validity of thought
Basic logic concepts
Proposition and sentence, Proposition and its analysis
Argument and non-argument. Well Crafted argument
Premises, Deduction and validity, induction and probability
Validity, Truth, Soundness. Strength, cogency and reasoning.
Three basic functions of language
Form of discourse
Introduction to symbolic logic, translating statement and punctuation.
Negation, Conjunction and disjunctive, Conditional statement and implication
Material equivalence and logic equivalence
Argument form .some common valid argument forms.some common invalid argument forms.
Categorical proposition and classes, quality quantity and distribution, paradox, dilemma and fallacy.
General schema of standard form, categorical proposition .standard form categorical syllogisms major minor and middle terms
Mood figure method of deduction, formal proof of validity, proof of invalidity
Introduction to quantification theory, quantification
Traditional subject- predicate proposition
Nature of inductive argument
Science and induction, arguments and analogy, refutation by analogy
- Teacher: Shahabia Ahmed
This course will introduce students to some of the major contemporary theoretical perspectives in sociology, including: functionalism, conflict theory, symbolic interactionism, identity theory, rational choice theory, and feminist theory. To explore these perspectives, contributions of various theorists will be examined. Capabilities to evaluate sociological theories critically will be developed. An attempt will be made to apply theories to understand current social problems and issues Pakistan and the world are facing.
1. Neo-structural Functionalists
a. Talcott Parsons
b. Robert K. Merton.
2. Critical Conflict Theory
a. Thorstein Veblen
b. Ralf Dahrendorf
c. C. Wright Mills
3. Frankfurt School of Thought
a. Jurgen Habbermas
4. Social Behaviourism and Interactionism
a. Phenomenology (Husserl, Alferd Schutz),
b. Systematic Social Behaviouism (George Simmel)
c. Symbolic Interaction ( C.H.Cooly, G.H Mead)
5. Evolving Contemporary Feminist Theory
b. Historical development
c. Gender theories.
1. Peter mayer, clare bradley, dell steen, tahereh ziaian. 2011. Suicide and society in india:
2. Anthony Elliott . 2010 The Routledge Companion to Social Theory 1st Edition. Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-0415470162
3. Jonathan H. Turner. 2013. Contemporary Sociological Theory SAGE Publications, ISBN-13: 978-1452203447
4. Abrutyn, Seth. 2016. Handbook of Contemporary Sociological Theory. Springers. ISBN 978-3-319-32250-6
5. Segre, Sandro. 2014. Contemporary Sociological Thinkers and Theories. ISBN: 9780754671817
- Teacher: Shahabia Ahmed