Logic for computing scientists

CS 251, Spring 2018

Columbia Gorge Community College
Hood River Indian Creek Campus
1730 College Way, Hood River, Oregon

TuTh 5:00pm–6:50pm HRC 312
CRN 1092523, 4 credits


Robert Surton

Office hours

MW 2:00–2:50pm, faculty office

Course description

Explores the fundamental logics used to model computing, including propositional logic, first-order logic, and first-order logic with equality. Introduces the skill to write formulæ that model real-world situations, manipulate them formally, and create simple proofs.

Prerequisites: CS 250.


Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy on Modal Logic

Chapter 3

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Classroom expectations and policies

This is a work- and discussion-based class, and attendance is required. Your grade will be based on demonstrating your achievement of the course outcomes in class, and therefore participation is the only way to succeed. If you must miss a class, give me as much notice as you can and make a plan with me for how to make up your participation.

My classes are always safe space. The Advocates for Youth define a safe space as:

A place where anyone can relax and be fully self-expressed, without fear of being made to feel uncomfortable, unwelcome, or unsafe on account of biological sex, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, cultural background, age, or physical or mental ability; a place where the rules guard each person's self-respect and dignity and strongly encourage everyone to respect others.

The policies of CGCC also apply.

It is important to me that students come to my classes eager to learn; if there is something in your life making it difficult to participate, please come to me. I will do what I can to make sure you can find the resources you need outside of class, in order to foster an energetic community inside of class.