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Course Description

This course is designed to explore the variety of ways in which humans demonstrate their creative, imaginative and innovative abilities. This course will examine the creative process, visual literacy, the development of creative and imaginative performance and theories pertaining to insight, inspiration, intuition, originality and genius. This class draws on materials from a variety of sources including, biographies, intellectual histories, psychological studies, and educational research. Studies will include ideas and beliefs about creativity from a diverse range of disciplines and cultures. Students will be encouraged to explore and express their own creativity. ADVISORY: English 250 and English 260.

Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate ideas using a wide variety of techniques that are creative, imaginative and innovative.
  • Visual literacy, to be able to see and interpret for content and meaning within various disciplines and cultures. To be able to produce visuals that have meaning and content.
  • Define and describe various innovative personalities and their creative processes and achievements across various disciplines and cultures.
  • Recognize and define creative processes for various mediums, disciplines, and cultures.
  • Connect knowledge of self and society to larger cultural contexts, as well as, articulate the differences and similarities between and within a variety of disciplines and cultures, in terms of creativity, innovation, and imagination.

Last modified: November 25, 2014
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