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Should I take "Logic?"

rbouwensrbouwens Posts: 917Registered User Member
edited January 2013 in College Life
I want to major in anthropology, but I'm also thinking about a philosophy minor. I would have to take Logic for that. Gulp. Should I do it?
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Replies to: Should I take "Logic?"

  • ChadVeneChadVene Posts: 239Registered User Junior Member
    Sure, the job market's practically hopping for anthropology/philosophy majors...
  • musicallylatinmusicallylatin Posts: 3,813Registered User Senior Member
    I'm taking a logic class currently. It's not bad at all. Don't worry. Just do your reading. Do the practice exercises. Pay attention. Get help if you need it. That simple.
  • WishmunkWishmunk Posts: 57Registered User Junior Member
    Yes! Definitely go for it!
  • rbouwensrbouwens Posts: 917Registered User Member
    Ok. The other alternates on my list are:
    Fundamentals of Acting (just curious)
    Research in Anthro (a requirement of the major)
    Classics 100 - something about the meaning of life, sounds interesting
    History 150 - something to do with sea crossings, sounded interesting!
    Women/Gender studies - sex and power
    Interdisciplinary studies - a new course about children in Eastern Europe, ties in anthro, poly-sci, education, etc.
  • musicallylatinmusicallylatin Posts: 3,813Registered User Senior Member
    WOMEN GENDER STUDIES!

    ALL THE WAY!

    Ok, but really logic isn't bad. Take whatever you feel most comfortable with.
  • rbouwensrbouwens Posts: 917Registered User Member
    I guess it's gonna come down to whether or not I decide to get a minor in philosophy....


    I mean, I like asking questions like "is everything subjective?," "what is truth?" and "do we <know> anything?"


    I like asking "big" questions like that.....
  • ThisIsMichiganThisIsMichigan Posts: 825Registered User Member
    All of those courses just shout "I'll contribute to your company! Hire me!"....
  • MutaRiSCMutaRiSC Posts: 1,248Registered User Senior Member
    Not sure what an anthropologist actually knows how to do.

    Maybe "think critically and write".

    *giggle
  • rbouwensrbouwens Posts: 917Registered User Member
    Well, an anthropologist can do more than troll on a thread that asks specifically about "Logic," not career opportunities....

    Here are real scenarios where an anthropologist would be of need:

    A major car company sells two models of vehicles in the Near East. People buy the vehicles, only guess what! One of the models can't fit camels in the back. Big no-no.

    Germany sells Pringles. The slogan "Once You Pop You Can't Stop" translates to something very vulgar in German. Another big no-no.
  • SerenityJadeSerenityJade Posts: 1,221Registered User Senior Member
    The responses in this thread don't at all contribute to the idea that this site is full of stuck-up know-too-much idiots.

    Anyway, I doubt the logic class will be a big deal if you want the minor. If you don't care about getting the minor and you don't want to take the class, you could just take every other class in the minor.

    Also, maybe you should double major in history or geography (even archaeology) and anthropology. Just so you have a bit more diversity. I can't seem to find much a anthropology can do job-wise so it might not be the most marketable major and I'd hate to see someone out of a job for getting a degree they want.
  • rbouwensrbouwens Posts: 917Registered User Member
    Serenity: Do you think I should go for the minor in philosophy? Otherwise I'd probably just major in anthro. We don't have geography or arch majors....we do have a museum studies minor, however....
  • BCEagle91BCEagle91 Posts: 22,762Registered User Senior Member
    Go to your library, get a textbook on Introductory Logic like Copi's, look through it and then determine whether or not you like the material and whether or not you can handle the material.
  • heatherpattonheatherpatton Posts: 8Registered User New Member
    Nice information
  • WordworkerWordworker Posts: 827Registered User Member
    Actually, I used to work for a global healthcare market research company started by an anthropologist who walked away from a tenured professorship. Our researchers did interviews and fieldwork all over the world for pharmaceutical companies. It was qualitative rather than quantitative research. Their language skills and interviewing/fieldwork experience made them valuable, and the pharmaceutical companies paid very high fees for the knowledge they developed.
  • Alliancedude1Alliancedude1 Posts: 125Registered User Junior Member
    Dunno anything about your career or what you should major in, but I will say that one of my Father's favorite classes in college was logic. He joked and said it should be required, since people often don't think logically. The class could possibly be useful, if non-major learning and progression are cares of yours. I'll probably take it at some point, although that's a ways off from the apps I'm doing now : P.
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