phl458 | undergraduate

Creative Minds And Critical Thinking

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In this course, students will analyze the thinking process from a critical and creative perspective. The lives of prominent creative thinkers will be examined to identify the social, historical, psychological, and cultural elements that influenced their development. The salient aspects of creativity will be assessed along with the relationship between creativity and critical thinking. Students will apply critical thinking skills to contemporary creative and scientific thought.

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Course details:

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

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    Communicating Ideas

    • Creatively communicate solutions to issues.
    • Identify and overcome challenges to effective communication.
    • Devise sound strategies for persuading others.

    Developing Awareness

    • Describe the importance of critical and creative thinking in today’s society.
    • Explain conceptual foundations of thinking.
    • Determine methods to overcome hindrances to the critical thinking process.
    • Distinguish between perception and reality in messages.

    The Creative Thinking Process

    • Describe the stages in the creative process.
    • Identify the characteristics of creative people.
    • Apply techniques to develop curiosity and stimulate imagination.

    The Critical Thinking Process

    • Formulate original solutions to issues and problems.
    • Apply critical thinking to refine solutions to problems and issues.
    • Evaluate the quality of arguments for solutions.

    Famous Thinkers

    • Recognize the creative process among famous thinkers.
    • Identify common denominators of creative environments.
    • Critique famous ideas.
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