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2018 ACE Catalog - Volume 14 
2018 ACE Catalog - Volume 14 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GE4043 - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Credits: 3
This course focuses on strategies that students can use to think critically in more effective ways. The concept of analyzing problems from various perspectives is discussed in detail, and different models of problem solving are introduced. The importance of seeking feedback from multiple stakeholders is explored, along with the necessity to research what individuals and various entities within an organization have done to overcome their challenges. Theories of critical thinking are analyzed, and students gain practical experience in dealing with authentic, real-life problems. Students have the opportunity to review examples of organizational leaders succeeding and thriving in solving problems. The notion of what it means to think outside the box is explored in depth.