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Critical Thinking And Creative Problem Solving

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This course focuses on developing the critical and creative thinking skills necessary to analyze and solve problems, make decisions, implement strategies, and formulate well supported points of view on key academic, social, and professional issues. The principles of creative thinking are essential to critical thinking skills. Students will learn how to evaluate their ideas and how to communicate their points of view persuasively.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Review of Basic Math, Part 4

    • Properties of Real Numbers.
    • Simplifying and Writing Algebraic Expressions.

    Communicating Your Ideas

    • Explain techniques to present ideas and to persuade others effectively.
    • Recognize approaches to effective writing and speaking.
    • Final review of basic math.

    Developing and Establishing a Foundation for Thinking

    • Recognize the importance of building a foundation for critical and creative thinking.
    • Identify strategies to develop and improve your thinking.
    • Explain the basis of judgment when addressing moral questions and dilemmas.

    Being Creative

    • Explain key elements for producing ideas.
    • Apply creativity to problems and issues.
    • Identify techniques to regain curiosity.

    Accuracy of Perception and Understanding

    • Explain the steps for becoming an individual.
    • Identify habits that hinder thinking.
    • Compare alternatives for overcoming habits that hinder thinking.

    Review of Basic Math, Part 1

    • Numbers, Variables, and Expressions
    • Fractions

    Critical Reading, Listening, and Viewing

    • Clarify the importance of making distinctions on critical evaluation.
    • Compare strategies for critical reading, listening, and viewing.

    Problem Identification

    • Describe how to express problems and issues.
    • Distinguish problems from issues.

    Review of Basic Math, Part 2

    • Exponents and Order of Operations

    • Real Numbers and the Number Line

    Problem Solving Processes

    • Identify sources of information when investigating a problem or issue.
    • Compare the steps in refining solutions to a problem and in the resolutions of issues.

    Review of Basic Math, Part 3

    • Addition and Subtraction of Real Numbers
    • Multiplication and Division of Real Numbers

    Understanding the Role of Criticism

    • Identify approaches to refine a solution to a problem.
    • Apply strategies to foster criticism in problem solving.

    Argument Analysis and Evaluation

    • Differentiate among the errors affecting truth and validity.
    • Summarize the steps to evaluate arguments.
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