Course content

This is a secondary topic in logic. The course focuses on the relationship between truth and evidence, and goes through many basic concepts. Several applications of logic in computer science are being reviewed.

Learning outcome

After finishing IN4070, you'll be able to:

  • account for basic concepts such as fulfillment, validity, proof, consistency, health and completeness.
  • explain the distinction between and the relationships between structure (syntax) and content (semantics) for logical languages, especially statement logic and first order logic.
  • provide evidence in and argue for correctness for formal evidence systems (calculations) for statement logic and first order logic.
  • explain selected traditional and modern information applications of logical languages.


Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.

Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants.


Recommended previous knowledge


Overlapping courses


4 hours of lectures and 2 hours of group lectures each week. Completion of mandatory assignments is required. Read more about requirements for submission of assignments, group work and legal cooperation under guidelines for mandatory assignments.


4 hours written digital exam. All mandatory assignments must be approved before you're allowed to take the exam.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

It will also be counted as one of your three attempts to sit the exam for this course, if you sit the exam for one of the following courses: IN3070/INF3170/INF4171.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Facts about this course






Autumn 2019

The course is taught for the first time in autumn 2019, thereafter every autumn.


Every autumn

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)