About this Course
Introduction to Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence (GSP 207) is the first phase of the Humanities programme. It captures the survey of the idea of philosophy, human existence and some topics on Igbo Language. This course Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence (GSP 207) is divided into four modules and many study sessions.
• Module 1 discusses the idea of philosophy which includes metaphysics, epistemology, axiology and regional philosophies.
• Module 2 contains deduction, induction and laws of thought, fallacies, and basic symbolic logic.
• Module 3 is on human existence which embraces socio-religious life and existentialist ideas, identity, nationalism and 21st century violence, religious fanaticism, the Internet and new forms of recruitment/belonging, and social media and changes in religio-political engagements.
• Module 4 is on selected topics on Igbo Language: mkpuruedemede/mmkpuruabidii Igbo, Agwara ntoalaasusu/katigori utoasusu, nkejiasusu Igbo, usorookwu Igbo and edemede.
Course Prerequisites / Requirements
This course is designed for students of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. It is meant for newly admitted students (First year students) of concerned departments and faculties. However, some departments opt to have their students take this course in their second year. The course is designed to run for a semester. Normally, students of each participating departments are assigned to a particular lecturer of the unit who registers, gives out term paper / seminar topics and continuous assignments as well as oversees the grading of such. With the transition to online, this norm still applies, albeit more streamlined. As a registered student of this course, all learning materials of the course are made available to you on this platform. You must study consistently and conscientiously, the entire course material, attempt and submit all course assignments punctually.