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|[pic] |Course Syllabus | | |College of Humanities | | |PHL/458 Version 2 | | |Creative Minds and Critical Thinking |

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Course Description

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 Materials

Ruggiero, V. R. (2009). The art of thinking: A guide to critical and creative thought (9th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson Longman.

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|Week One: Developing Awareness | | |Details |Due |Points | |Objectives |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. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 1 of The art of Thinking. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 2 of The Art of Thinking. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 3 of The Art of Thinking. | | | |Reading |Read Ch. 4 of The Art of Thinking. | | | |Participation |Participate in class discussion. |Ongoing 4-days |2 | | | |per week. | | |Discussion Questions |Respond to weekly...
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