PHL 458 (Creative Minds & Creative Thinking)
Week 1 DQ1
To what extent does acculturation affect our individuality? How might an individual overcome acculturation to achieve independence in thinking?
Week 1 DQ2
What do you do when you face conflicting work or family obligations? How might critical and creative thinking assist in prioritization of obligations?
Week 1 Assignment:
Week 1 Individual Assignment Critical Thinking and Society Exercise (850 Words)
Week 2 DQ1
What are the components of the creative process? How do you measure or analyze multiple creative solutions to your own problems?
Week 2 DQ2
What are the characteristics of creative thinkers? What effect does creativity have on society and culture?
Week 2 Assignment:
Week 3 DQ1
What are the three steps to refining a solution? Provide an example of each. How would you decide what action should be taken about your resolution to an issue? How do you recognize and overcome what difficulties may arise?
Week 3 DQ2
What kinds of assumptions interfere with critical thinking? Aside from factual inaccuracy, what are some subtle and common errors affecting a truth?
Week 3 Assignment:
Learning Team Assignment Evaluating and Refining Resolutions Presentation. (10 Slides)
Week 3 Individual Assignment Refining ideas (750 Words)
Week 4 DQ1
Consider the following famous thinkers: Bill Gates, James Cone, Daniel C. Dennett, Peter Singer, Jean-Paul Sartre, and Nelson Mandela. What components of their creativity and critical thinking played a prominent role in their contributions to society or their scientific breakthroughs?
Week 4 DQ2
What is the process by which a famous thinker took action to resolve their specific issue? Discuss this process
Week 4 Individual Assignment Twentieth Century Thinkers (1050 Words)
Week 5 Team Assignment Political Campaign Presentation (Speech) (1500+ Words)